This week, Jeff and Rebecca go long on restricting access to books in schools, talk about the prospect of an American Writers Museum, geek out over the second part of President Obama’s conversation with Marilynne Robinson, get excited for Book Riot Live, talk new books, and much more.

This episode is sponsored by On the Origin of Superheroes by Chris Gavaler.

Links discussed in the show:

First Book wins Library of Congress awar

Part II of POTUS and Marilynne Robinson

American Writers Museum 

Michigan elementary school PTO bans Captain Underpants from school book fair because of gay character

Illinois high school pulls Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close for “vulgar” content

Florida school district lets parents see what their kids check out

New books discussed in the show:

Hunger Makes me a Modern Girl by Carrie Brownstein
The Givenness of Things by Marilynne Robinson

New in Paperback:

2 a.m. at the Cat’s Pajamas Marie-Helene Bertino