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I Against I (episode 9)

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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. Read more

Let’s talk about sex (episode 8)

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In Episode 8 “Let’s Talk About Sex,” Kristen and I discuss books on ALA’s Top 100 Banned and Challenged Books of 2000-2009 that have been challenged for sexual content. Read more

Judy Blume eyes (episode 7)

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Happy Banned Books Week, everyone!

This is episode 7 of 12.

In episode 7 “Judy Blume Eyes,” Kristen and I cover the first lady of anticensorship, Ms. Judy Blume, and the four books of hers that appear on ALA’s Top 100 Banned and Challenged Books of 2000-2009. Read more

Time of your life (episode 6)

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Forget breaking up, growing up is what’s really hard to do.  Of course, if we could bound gracefully into adulthood, what fun would that be?  I much prefer this world where we sputter our way into adulthood in ungainly fits and starts. Read more

Getting to know you, Stephen Chbosky (episode 5)

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This is episode 5 of 12…aka the coolest episode!!!

Why, you ask?  Because Kristen and I got to interview author Stephen Chbosky about his book The Perks of Being a Wallflower! Read more

Tearjerker (episode 4)

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In episode 4 “Tearjerker,” Kristen and I discuss books on ALA’s Top 100 Banned and Challenged Books of 2000-2009 that made us cry.  I love books that can elicit a strong emotion from me, whether that emotion is joy, hope, sorrow, anger, etc.  Read more

Wanna be startin’ somethin’

Back in January, I was sitting at work minding my library’s business when my coworker Kristen approached me with an interesting project idea.  Our conversation went something like the following:

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