Banned Books Week

Think censorship ended with the Banned in Boston days of James Joyce’s Ulysses and D. H. Lawrence‘s Lady Chatterley’s Lover? Think again. Censorship–or attempts to censor–are alive and well. Next week is Banned Books Week. Learn more about efforts to protect our freedom on this page (below) from the American Library Association’s Banned Books Week: Celebrating the […]

Hooked on Books: Part One – The Newbery Medal and How It Changed My Life

I was one of those children who could read well but didn’t care much for the activity or lack thereof.  I wanted to be outside playing cowboys, riding my bike, or climbing trees.  The elementary school readers we used were, in a word, boring.  The stories had little plot, and the characters were insipid.  My […]