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vercetti2021

(10,225 posts)
Sat Aug 27, 2022, 05:30 PM Aug 2022

I'm doing banned book readings

My girlfriend has a co-op that helps local artists from painting to music get a good start and recognition. She normally hosts events once a month with food trucks, events and such. I asked her if I could do a story telling hour with books that are being banned by the state government (Texas). She loved the idea and said October's event I can do so.

If anyone has any great book suggestions I'd love to hear them

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I'm doing banned book readings (Original Post) vercetti2021 Aug 2022 OP
Fabulous idea! Jade Fox Aug 2022 #1
You need to indentify the books that are banned in your locality. Post them... LAS14 Aug 2022 #2
Yes!!! WVGal1963 Aug 2022 #3
Even funnier vercetti2021 Aug 2022 #9
Excellent idea. MLAA Aug 2022 #4
Excellent! 👏👏👏👏 SheltieLover Aug 2022 #5
Sorry but no vercetti2021 Aug 2022 #6
How about interspersing sections of banned texts with passages from the Bible royable Aug 2022 #7
Interesting! vercetti2021 Aug 2022 #8
I google-searched for "passages in the bible with content similar to banned books" royable Aug 2022 #11
How about: Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure by John Cleland FSogol Aug 2022 #10
Life Is So Good by George Dawson & Richard Glaubman Chellee Aug 2022 #12

LAS14

(13,915 posts)
2. You need to indentify the books that are banned in your locality. Post them...
Sat Aug 27, 2022, 05:54 PM
Aug 2022

... here, and people can make recommendations.

WVGal1963

(155 posts)
3. Yes!!!
Sat Aug 27, 2022, 05:57 PM
Aug 2022

Fellows DU’ers…..please share as many titles as you can - - this is just GREAT!!!! Love, love, love this concept. While I follow all the stories about banned books, specific titles would be amazing because I forget them from story to story to story about which state is banning what books.

royable

(1,274 posts)
7. How about interspersing sections of banned texts with passages from the Bible
Sat Aug 27, 2022, 07:20 PM
Aug 2022

with matching subject matter?

royable

(1,274 posts)
11. I google-searched for "passages in the bible with content similar to banned books"
Sat Aug 27, 2022, 09:53 PM
Aug 2022

This came up, give it a look
“Ban the Bible, too” – The Campus
https://alleghenycampus.com/21041/opinion/ban-the-bible-too/

And another:
Bible’s Rape, Incest Passages Read at Book Banning Senate Hearing
https://iowastartingline.com/2022/02/12/bibles-rape-incest-passages-read-at-book-banning-senate-hearing/

And even if you don't go with that idea, you might find this list of the top banned books by year to be of use.
https://www.ala.org/advocacy/bbooks/frequentlychallengedbooks/top10

Good luck, and have fun!

Chellee

(2,121 posts)
12. Life Is So Good by George Dawson & Richard Glaubman
Sun Aug 28, 2022, 12:28 AM
Aug 2022

I have just started reading it. It's amazing.

https://www.insider.com/texas-george-dawson-middle-school-deemed-biography-not-appropriate-2022-8

A Texas school district has deemed parts of a Black author's biography "not appropriate" for middle school students, even though one of the middle schools in the district is named after the writer.


"That's hurtful," Irvin told WFAA of the book review. "You take away the bad and the ugly, and you only talk about the good, that doesn't add up."

"Black history is American history," Irvin continued. "You can't have one without the other. I can't go to your history and tell you, 'hey x that out of your life, that didn't happen.'"

Irvin told WFAA he suspects the first chapter, which details Dawson's friend's lynching after he was wrongly accused of raping a white woman, could be the problem.


If George Dawson could witness that horror when he was 10, I think the children of Southlake can learn about it when they're 12.
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