Tag Archives: Sherman Alexie

Banned Books Week 2021, 2nd day

I realize yesterday was Sunday, and perhaps your local library wasn’t open, so you couldn’t get your library card. But today’s Monday! You can still get one. Or perhaps you have one already? Excellent. We can continue. Today, I take … Continue reading

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Banned Books Week, Day 7

This is the final day of Banned Books Week 2018, and I’m about to turn this thing over to you. What are you willing to do to support banned and challenged artists? One obvious move, of course, is to pick … Continue reading

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Banned Books Week, Day 6

I think everyone agrees with the message of this year’s theme for Banned Books Week: a banned book is a story silenced. But are there other ways stories are silenced, ways we as consumers (of written text, art, music, film, … Continue reading

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Sherman Alexie on sad books

In a 2011 Wall Street Journal blog post, Sherman Alexie explains why YA books that address real issues of violence, death, sexuality, and other horrors need to be available for teen readers. Alexie was responding to an earlier WSJ article, by … Continue reading

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