Karina and Matthew talk about why books get banned, what book titles appear on ALA’s Most Challenged Books list, and why Banned Books Week is a great time for celebrating. Joining is special guest Sonali Kumar, a librarian in Washington, DC and the author of the Unschooled Librarian blog.
This episode is sponsored by Malamander by Thomas Taylor and illustrated by Tom Booth. Available from Walker Books U.S., We are also sponsored by Chronicle Books. And by our Book Riot Mystery/Thriller Giveaway.
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The Unschooled Librarian (blog)
Sonali Kumar on Twitter (@unschooledlib)
It’s Banned Books Week again. Can we stop yelling at each other about it? (Jacqueline Woodson talking about banned books in the Washington Post)
BOOKS DISCUSSED ON THE SHOW:
Skippyjon Jones series written and illustrated by Judy Schachner
Captain Underpants series written and illustrated by Dav Pilkey
I Am Jazz by Jessica Herthel and Jazz Jennings; illustrated by Shelagh McNicholas
This Day in June by Gayle E. Pitman, illustrated by Kristyna Litten
Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret by Judy Blume
Go With the Flow by Karen Schneemann and Lily Williams (out January 14, 2020, First Second)
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor
All the Days Past, All the Days to Come by Mildred D. Taylor (out on January 7, 2020)
Let us know what books or topics you’ve been sharing this week, or if you have a suggestion or book recommendation for an upcoming episode. Find us on email (firstname.lastname@example.org), Twitter (@KarinaYanGlaser and @MatthewWinner), or Instagram (@KarinaIsReadingAndWriting and @MatthewCWinner).