Kelly Jensen

Kelly is a former librarian and a long-time blogger at STACKED. She's the editor/author of (DON'T) CALL ME CRAZY: 33 VOICES START THE CONVERSATION ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH and the editor/author of HERE WE ARE: FEMINISM FOR THE REAL WORLD. Her next book, BODY TALK, will publish in Fall 2020. Follow her on Instagram @heykellyjensen.

Pastel Finds for Book Fiends

This is what you wanted: the pastels. Enjoy these bookish pastel goods, including bookplates, pins, prints, and more.

How One District Is Pushing Back Against Book Banning: Book Censorship News, April 22, 2022

58 books pulled from a Florida school district, a state politician demands book be removed from a Kansas school, and more censorship news.

The Movie Novelizations You’ve Forgotten About (or Blocked Out Entirely)

Wander down memory lane with this look at novelizations from the '80s and '90s, including Kazaam — not Shazaam.

Arizona Bills Could Allow Parents to Sue Educators Over Books and More

Two new bills in Arizona passed by the state senate create prime opportunity for parents to school schools over books.

Kentucky Hands Unprecedented Control of Public Libraries to Politicians

New legislation in Kentucky gives complete control of public library board appointments to county judge executives.

Bookish Tote Bags for More Sustainable Living

You'll be able to carry your books, groceries, and other essentials anywhere you want to with these fun bookish totes.

What Do School Boards Do?: This Week’s Book Censorship News, April 15, 2022

A look at what role the school board plays, particularly with book challenges. That and this week's roundup of censorship news.

“We Must Ban Books That Omit The Truth”: Debrief on the House Hearing on Book Bans and Censorship

A debrief from the House subcommittee hearing on free speech and book bans, featuring testimony from Ruby Bridges.

DLW, TWS, Bingo: A History of Scrabble

Get to know the history of Scrabble, its architect creator, and even the Senegalese song all about the ubiquitous game.

Texas Education Association Encourages Parental Input on Library Material

The Texas Education Association wants school boards to have power over library material selection, among other mission creep.