Friday, October 3, 2008

The Guardian, a British newspaper, published an online quiz in support of Banned Books Week here in America. I'm a little embarrased to admit that I only scored a 4 out of 12, though I think I did better. It didn't show what the correct answers were, just your score. Take the quiz yourself, no cheating now, though you should be able to get the first question just based on what I've written here.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

#1 Challenged and Banned Book of the year

And Tango Makes Three has been the #1 Most Challenged and Banned Book for the last three years. This is the book sitting on my desk at work...

The sign sticking out of the top says "#1 Challenged and Banned Book in the country since it was published 3 years ago. Ask to read it today!"
If you are unaware of what the book is about, it is a true story about two homosexual male penguins at the New York Zoo who fall in love, build a nest together, adopt an egg that wasn't able to be cared for by its real parents and subsequently raise the chick, named Tango, for years.
But, but, homosexuality ain't natural.... Really! Tell that to the penguins!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

BBW events around the country

Alright, enough with the individual books. Those are the only two I've ever felt strongly about anyway. Yes, the second 451 incident happened in my own high school, and seriously, I freakin' love Harry Potter.

So, has, once again, put together a list of events going on around the country. See if your library is there, and if not and you know your library is going to have something, submit it. If your library isn't going to have something... ask them why not.