Yes, Harper Lee’s Go Set A Watchman proves that the white savior can be, and usually is, a racist. That’s the point, and it’s time for us to finally accept that.
Every year, the ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom releases a list of the top ten most banned or challenged books of the year. They take surveys and reports from libraries, schools, and independent media; and even then, they reported that “82-97% of book challenges remain unreported and receive no media.” That being said, of the 273 books the ALA saw mentioned as being challenged, these are those that were the most recurrent. George by Alex Gino George focuses on a young, born male, child who knows deep down she is a girl. When the class puts on Charlotte’s Web, George …
Using authors you know to find books you’ll love: why reading beyond an author’s most famous work can help you find a hidden gem.
Please enjoy this selection of five books fit for an audience of 13 years and older – basically a target audience of mainly YA lovers – so that you can not only grow to understand what others go through, but also grow to understand yourself.