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Going Everywhere but Away

Posted by Michael Dolan on January 11, 2014 in Uncategorized |

We were intrigued by the book’s title for obvious reasons: “Words Will Break Cement.”  It’s an account of the punk band Pussy Riot, whose members were sentenced to jail after a performance that mocked Russian president Putin.  Author is Masha Gessen, Russian born writer now living in New York. It’s a little bit easy to kick Russian […]

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Books Are Dangerous

Posted by Michael Dolan on September 26, 2013 in Uncategorized |

Banned books week is Sept 22 – 28.  The Office of Intellectual Freedom reports 464 challenges in 2012.  Here are the 10 Most Unwanted:   Captain Underpants (series), by Dav Pilkey Reasons: Offensive language, unsuited for age group The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie Reasons: Offensive language, racism, sexually explicit, […]

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It’s Banned Books Week. Let’s Party!!!

Posted by Michael Dolan on October 2, 2012 in Uncategorized |

Celebrate Sept. 30 – Oct. 6.  This year’s “10 most challenged titles”: ttyl; ttfn; l8r, g8r (series), by Lauren Myracle Reasons: offensive language; religious viewpoint; sexually explicit; unsuited to age group The Color of Earth (series), by Kim Dong HwaReasons: nudity; sex education; sexually explicit; unsuited to age group The Hunger Games trilogy, by Suzanne CollinsReasons: […]

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