Wednesday, September 25, 2019

It's Banned Books Week - celebrate by reading something that s-t-r-e-t-c-h-e-s you

For inspiration, consider the top 11 (there was a tie) most challenged books of 2018, as reported to (and by) the American Library Association. The folks at ALA even put together this handy video:

It's stunning that six out of the eleven books were banned, at least in part, because they included LGBTQAI+ characters and content. That's a lot of fear of us queer people.

So let's fight back, by making books for kids and teens WITH queer characters and themes really successful. Read them. Leave reviews online, wherever you read reviews. Ask your local library, and your school library, to carry them. And talk them up!

Stereotypes and ignorance and feeling isolated are all things that grow in the darkness of censorship - let's turn up the light!

The light in me recognizes and acknowledges the light in you,


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