Book Hype Podcast

Episode #16 – It’s Like a Restraining Order

Hosted by Jen, Karen, Kyle, and Michal

September 24, 2013


Book Hype is back with Jen, Karen, Kyle, and Michal. This week we’re talking all about banned books!

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Show Notes
-What’s the difference between a challenged book and a banned book?
-Kyle has a confession to make.
-Jen is an awesome teacher.
-What do we think about Rainbow Rowell getting banned in Minnesota for Eleanor and Park?
-Are books really that bad compared to real life?
-Do books benefit from being banned?
-Shout out to our Minnesotans.
-Why was The Hunger Games banned? You might be surprised!
-Banning and challenging books is super subjective.
-Karen wins the reading award this week.
-What are the top classics that are banned?
-What about internationally banned books?
-Michal channels her inner Aussie.
-Are there books that should be challenged?
-Should the process of challenging a book be taken away?

Some of the books mentioned on this episode:
Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
When it Happens by Susane Colasanti
Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich
Carter Finally Gets It by Brent Crawford
Feed by M.T. Anderson
The Dirty Cowboy by Adam Rex
Flowers in the Attic by V.C> Andrews
A Child Called It by Dave Pelzer
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

Useful links:

ALA press release
BannedBooksWeek.org
Rainbow Rowell getting banned

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