Out Loud  / Banned Book Week 2012

Written by Karen Lauritsen one year ago

Kennedy Library wins John Cotton Dana Award!

Banned Books Week 2012

The prestigious John Cotton Dana Award is given by the American Library Association (ALA) to recognize “outstanding achievement in the promotion of library services.” Kennedy Library is one of eight winners of a $10,000 grant and likely the first inspired

Written by Michele Wyngard two years ago

This is the end (episode 12)

This is episode 12 of 12. The 30th anniversary of Banned Books Week is over.  Together Kristen and I have read over 120 books from ALA’s Top 100 Banned/Challenged Books 2000-2009 (those darn series again!) and created 12 podcasts about

Written by Victoria Billings two years ago

The Perks of Being a Wallflower fan: Stephen Chbosky coming to Cal Poly October 5

Photo of Chbosky

When library assistant Michele Wyngard (who together with Kristen Thorp is spearheading Kennedy Library’s Banned Books Week), told me that Stephen Chbosky would be visiting Cal Poly, I confess I squealed. I didn’t just squeal, actually. I squealed and jumped

Written by Michele Wyngard two years ago

It’s the end of the world as we know it (episode 1)

(Cue Michael Stipe singing “blahdeeblahblahblahLeonardBurnstein!”) This is episode 1 of 12. In Episode 1 “It’s the End of the World As We Know It,” Kristen and I discuss books on ALA’s Top 100 Banned and Challenged Books of 2000-2009 that

Written by Michele Wyngard two years ago

Losing my religion, Part 1 (episode 2)

This is episode 2 of 12.  Part 1.  …and yes, we are on an REM kick. As you can see from the fact that this is a two-parter, there are a lot of the books on ALA’s Top 100 Banned

Written by Michele Wyngard two years ago

Losing my religion, Part 2 (episode 2)

This is episode 2 of 12.  Part 2. In Episode 2, Part 2 of “Losing My Religion,” Kristen and I continue our conversation about books on ALA’s Top 100 Banned and Challenged Books of the last decade that have been

Written by Michele Wyngard two years ago

Rainbow connection (episode 3)

This is episode 3 of 12. In episode 3 “Rainbow Connection,” Kristen and I discuss books on ALA’s Top 100 Banned and Challenged Books of 2000-2009 that address homosexuality. Podcast: Play in new window | Download

Written by Michele Wyngard two years ago

War…what is it good for? (episode 10)

This episode 10 of 12. In Episode 10 “War…What is It Good For?” Kristen and I talk about books on ALA’s Top 100 Banned and Challenged Books of 2000-2009 that have to do with war. Podcast: Play in new window

Written by Michele Wyngard two years ago

Dammit (episode 11)

This is episode 11 of 12.  Beware!  This podcast contains unsavory language, used sparsely for illustrative purposes…mostly. Podcast: Play in new window | Download

Written by Michele Wyngard two years ago

I Against I (episode 9)

This episode 9 of 12. In Episode 9 “I Against I,” Kristen and I discuss books on ALA’s Top 100 Banned and Challenged Books of 2000-2009 that have been challenged for racism, specifically racist language and/or negative stereotypes of race.

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