Posts tagged young adult
Posts tagged young adult
Sugar Spun Manicure with An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
China Glaze Deviantly Daring, China Glaze Rare and Radiant, and Wet n Wild 413 with Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin
“Speak up,’ says Myrna who has a fuzzy white caterpillar of a moustache. ‘My hearing’s not so good.’
‘I WAS SHOT IN THE HEAD.’
Liz turns to Thandi. ‘I thought you said you didn’t remember how you got the hole in your head.’
Thandi apologizes. ‘I just remembered.’
‘Shot in the head!’ Florence-scratchy-voice says. ‘Oy, that’s rough.’
‘Aw, it’s nothing special. Happens pretty regularly where I’m from,’ Thandi says.
‘WHAT?’ asks Myrna with the moustache. ‘Say it toward my left ear, that’s the good one.’
‘I SAID, “IT’S NOTHING SPECIAL,”’ Thandi yells”
Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Blue Me Away, Orly White Out, and Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Black Out with The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Maybelline Onyx Rush and Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Wet Cement with Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
China Glaze Orange Knockout with Holes by Louis Sachar
In January 2004, a parent objected to Holes being read aloud to a fourth grade class at the C.K. Burns School in Saco. The complaint had to do with the book’s morality, i.e. that the book was more violent than the movie and that the book was not quality literature.
In March 2009, a family challenged Holes as a read aloud in a fifth grade class at Connors Emerson School in Bar Harbor. Again, the parents thought the book was inappropriate for fifth graders and was not quality literature.
Wet n Wild French White Creme underneath Maybelline Sheer Crystal Dash with Intensely Alice by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Phyllis Reynold Naylor on the controversy surrounding her ”Alice” series:
"The mother of a ten year old girl was very angry with me for talking about how babies are conceived in Lovingly Alice. She wrote that since her daughter read that book, “the words penis and vagina will be forever ingrained on her mind.” Another mother tearfully accosted me because she found the word “condoms” in a novel for teenagers, and said, “My eighth grade son doesn’t know what condoms are and I don’t want him to know.” Whenever I hear comments like these, my heart really goes out to their children. Often, when word gets out that a book has been banned from a library, it merely increases sales; people rush out to buy it and see what was so offensive. But more often than not, librarians successfully keep the books they and readers love on the shelves."
Milani Disco Lights with books from the Anastasia Series by Lois Lowry
Kristi Hardee, the parent who filed the complaints to have Lowry’s books removed from the school, attended the meeting but declined to comment on the committee’s vote.
However, in her complaint she objected to the book’s references to beer, Playboy magazine and Anastasia making light of wanting to kill herself.
Revlon Whimsical with Judy Blume’s Iggie’s House and Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret
From an NPR interview with Judy Blume:
"You know, you all want them to read the books that you read when you were growing up — often my books — and I say you will turn them off. The best thing to do is leave the books around the house and from time to time say, ‘I really don’t think you’re ready for that book.’ "
in order to celebrate Banned Books Week at Pages and Polish! This year is the 30th anniversary of the event and I’ll be featuring some of my favorite banned, challenged, and controversial titles, particularly of the Children’s and Young Adult variety. Stay tuned!