Out Loud  / freedom to read

Written by Michele Wyngard three 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 Michele Wyngard three 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 three 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 three 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 three 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.

Written by Michele Wyngard three 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.

Written by Michele Wyngard three years ago

Dammit (episode 11)

This is episode 11 of 12.  Beware!  This podcast contains unsavory language, used sparsely for illustrative purposes…mostly.

Written by Michele Wyngard three 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.

Written by Michele Wyngard three years ago

Let’s talk about sex (episode 8)

…baby. This is episode 8 of 12. 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.

Written by Michele Wyngard three years ago

Judy Blume eyes (episode 7)

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

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