Banned Book Review: Coraline by Neil Gaiman

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Coraline Neil Gaiman Harper Entertainment ISBN-10: 0061649694 My first encounter with Coraline was with the movie, an unusual occurrence for me — usually the reverse is true. I thought it was atmospheric, quirky, a teensy-bit scary (even for me, a-totally-fully-grown-and-not-at-all-afraid-of-disembodied-hands adult), and creative. Then, of course, I had to read the Neil Gaiman’s book. Which [….]

Minnesotans Cancel Rainbow Rowell’s Book Visit After Parents’ Complaints

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File this one under “DISGUSTING” From By Erin Grace / World-Herald columnist at omaha.com: Rainbow Rowell should be in the Minneapolis area today, talking about her best-selling, award-winning, highly acclaimed novel for teens, “Eleanor & Park.” She should be standing in a public library in Anoka County reading from her 324-page novel, her second, which came out in [….]

Banned Book Review: Looking for Alaska by John Green

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Looking for Alaska John Green Speak (Puffin Books) Publish Date:  August 14, 2008 ISBN 978-1-101-43420-8 Smoking cigarettes.  Swearing.  Drinking – lots of drinking.  Sexual activity.  Rule breaking – covertly, openly, and constantly.  On the surface, I can certainly see why the Depew (New York) School Board, the school boards of Knox and Sumner Counties in [….]

'Robopocalypse' Asked to be Removed from High School Reading List

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From i09: Every now and then, a parent complains about their child being exposed to a science fiction book that contains challenging ideas or language — most notoriously, last year there was the whole kerfuffle over Ender’s Game. But the latest outcry is over what might be the most unexpected text of them all: Robopocalypse, [….]