Pick Up a Banned Book and Celebrate Your Freedom To Read!

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Would you believe that according to the Office for Intellectual Freedom, there were 323 challenges to books in 2016? These are books found in school and public libraries and the majority of them are award winners and nominees. Here are the the books which received the most challenges.

18465566_11. This One Summer, written by Marino Tamiki and illustrated by Jillian Tamaki – Challenged because it includes LGBT characters, drug use and profanity, and it was considered sexually explicit with mature themes.

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2. Drama, written and illustrated by Raina Telgemeier – Challenged because it includes LGBT characters, was deemed sexually explicit, and was considered to have an offensive political viewpoint.

 246126243. George, written by Alex Gino – Challenged because it includes a transgender child, and the “sexuality was not appropriate at elementary levels”.

187633444. I Am Jazz, written by Jessica Herthel and Jazz Jennings, and illustrated by Shelagh McNicholas…

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Hello lovelies! I'm Danielle a.k.a Dani and I'm a huge Book Dragon! I say Dragon because I'm majestic asf not because my derriere is large;) I am a part of my local Friends of the Library where I get involved with reading communities,author signings, author interviews and book sales! I am obsessed with BOOKS! I am a proud bilbliophile and love reading so much because it is what saved my life! I was in a very dark place and stuck in bed because of my chronic illnesses until I started reading faithfully. Reading allows me to go on so many journeys when I am stuck where I'm at. Reading allows my free spirit to be free! I love everything about books from the way they smell and feel to the way they give me the ultimate escape from reality. I love to review books and get recommendations for future reads. I'm a member of NetGalley and review books on different platforms as well! I love meeting new people and finding the beauty in everything. I love all types of books from wet my pants humor (thanks motherhood), to I love you so much that I want to kiss your face romance novels, to the hairs sticking back of my neck suspense and even some books that might wet your panties in a more erotic fashion! I am a stay at home mom for the most part. I have some awesome kids whom I passed on the joy of reading. I love spending free time to volunteer at small struggling bookstores and donating books to the less fortunate. I have an associates degree in Psychology and starting on a degree in Literature in 2018. My goal and dream is to become a bilbliotherapist. So I can share the love of reading with those who are suffering physically or emotionally. I am also random, sarcastic and very open minded. There is no subject that is off limits for me and I promise to listen with an open mind! I hope you enjoy my blog and would love some recommendations and feedback! I am looking forward to meeting fellow book lovers, book molesters or anyone else who is interested! I blog about other things besides books occasionally as well. I love reading and following different blogs so I can interact with new interesting people. Love you guys and thanks for checking out my site! i appreciate all my followers, any feedback or recommendations!

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