Analysis of the most banned/challenged books in the U.S. shows that diverse books are disproportionately targeted for book challenges and censorship. [Read more at Diversity in YA.]
Here’s a fascinating analysis of the most banned/challenged books done by Malinda Lo.
Sadly, diverse books are more likely to get challenged than books that don’t break the status quo.
Check out this interesting study.
Not surprised, unfortunately.
Sure! In a previous Ask, we listed two books with characters with Asperger’s/Autism written by authors with Asperger’s/Autism:
- Colin Fischer by Ashley Edward Miller and Zack Stentz (Penguin)
- Rogue by Lyn Miller-Lachmann (Nancy Paulsen Books)
And here’s one more recent release:
- When Mr. Dog Bites by Brian Conaghan (Bloomsbury)
Does anyone else have suggestions?
Marcelo in the Real World by Francisco X. Stork
Glee is about to get a bit chilly in it’s upcoming season as we have learned that the show will be featuring a song from Frozen.
On September 12 Lea Michele took to her Twitter to confirm that Glee would be covering the song “Let It Go” from the Disney movie Frozen (in case you’ve never heard of it).
The actress wrote, “I don’t care… What they’re going to say… Let the storm rage on… The cold never bothered me anyway…” and included a photo from the set.
Not surprising considering Idina plays her mom
tag game: characters who have the same personality as you
if you don’t know your personality type, take the test here.
rules: find out what characters share the same personality as you here and list the characters that you find relevant below. then tag five friends and let them know you tagged them!
(Left to Right): Peter Buffett, Jimmie Briggs, Joe Ehrmann, Tony Porter,
Dave Zirin and Moderator Eve Ensler.