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Thank you to all who voted!

Banned Books Week 2020

September 27 – October 3

It’s an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. There have been many attempts to censor books in libraries and schools and these books have been targeted for removal or restriction at one time or another.

Some of the books include:

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

Speak, Twisted and Feed by Laurie Halse Anderson

Go Ask Alice by Anonymous

Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

House of Night Series by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins

Little Brother by Cory Doctorow

Lord of the Flies by William Golding

The Fault in Our Stars and others by John Green

Crank by Ellen Hopkins

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling

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Frankly in Love: a Novel by David Yoon

Frank Li was born and raised in Southern California. His family is Korean and his parents are very traditional. They would like him to date a Korean girl but Brit, who Frank falls in love with, is not Korean. This solution to this is for Frank to pretend to date Joy Song, a Korean friend.

Frank’s sister has married and been disowned by the family. This is hard for Frank because he and his sister were very close.

Frank’s best friend Q is black. These two play well against each other. Both intelligent and humorous, their dialogues are the best part of the book. These come out especially well in the audiobook so you might want to give that a try.

Well, everything that can go wrong, does go wrong! This book is great because of the romance, typical problems of relationships, family and senior year in high school, the humor and the characters. This may be a book you would enjoy, either as a book or an audiobook.