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  • 00:56 The Hate You Give by Angie Thomas

    “The story about black teen Starr Williams, who witnesses the police shooting of a childhood friend, has drawn the attention of would-be censors, who have attacked it for being “pervasively vulgar” and for the depiction of drug use, profanity, and offensive language. “

    Uploaded Oct 07, 2020
  • 1:20 13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher

    "The depiction of suicide was the primary reason for 2017 challenges. The book was also on the top ten list in 2012 for drug and alcohol use, sexual content, suicide, and being unsuited for age group”.

    Uploaded Oct 07, 2020
  • 2:16 This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki

    “Reasons: banned and challenged for profanity, sexual references, and certain illustrations.”

    Uploaded Oct 07, 2020
  • 1:28 The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexia

    “Reasons: banned and challenged for sexual references, profanity, violence, gambling, and underage drinking, and for its religious viewpoint.”

    Uploaded Oct 07, 2020
  • 2:23 ALA Banned Books

    Keep the light on - Allow books about all topics and opinions to flourish.

    Uploaded Oct 07, 2020
  • 00:57 Anger is a Gift by Mark Oshiro

    Anger is a Gift highlights how oppression targets so many due to their identities and shows us that we cannot ourselves rise while leaving others behind.

    Uploaded Sep 22, 2020
  • 1:19 The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur

    A second collection of poetry. “ A vibrant and transcendent journey about growth and healing. Ancestry and honoring one’s roots. Expatriation and rising up to find a home within yourself”. Goodreads.

    Illustrations by the author.

    Uploaded Jun 15, 2020
  • 00:28 Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur

    “Milk and honey' is a collection of poetry and prose about survival. About the experience of violence, abuse, love, loss, and femininity”. Goodreads.

    Illustrations by the author.

    Uploaded Jun 15, 2020
  • 1:46 Educated by Tara Westover

    "A . . . memoir about a young girl who, kept out of school, leaves her survivalist family and goes on to earn a PhD from Cambridge University"--Amazon.com.
    “Westover has crafted a universal coming-of-age story that gets to the heart of what an education is and what it offers: the perspective to see one's life through new eyes and the will to change it.” Goodreads.

    Uploaded Jun 15, 2020
  • 7:58 More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera

    Adam Silvera's More Happy Than Not confronts race, class, and sexuality during one charged near-future summer in the Bronx. Struggling with memories of his impoverished youth, being abandoned by his friends, and his father's suicide, Aaron attempts to forget his own identity through memory-altering therapy when his homosexuality affects a new friendship.

    Uploaded Jun 09, 2020
  • 1:42 Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

    Fifteen-year-old Ari Mendoza is an angry loner with a brother in prison, but when he meets Dante and they become friends, Ari starts to ask questions about himself, his parents, and his family that he has never asked before.

    Uploaded Jun 09, 2020
  • 1:49 They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera

    "In a near-future New York City where a service alerts people on the day they will die, teenagers Mateo Torrez and Rufus Emeterio meet using the Last Friend app and are faced with the challenge of living a lifetime on their End Day"--Provided by publisher.

    Uploaded Jun 09, 2020