Who should have control of what books are on the shelves? It is the librarian? What about the city live in? The school you drive by? The parents that send their children to school every day? A community of people? Banned book week is all about the freedom to read, the books that are challenged, and celebrating those that fight to keep books on the shelves where they belong.
Since my first two posts were more serious, I wanted to have fun with this one. All readers know what its like to receive recommendation emails. You probably don’t need them, but you don’t unsubscribe just in case one email has the perfect book. A week ago, I got a surprise.
I’ve thought about this post for a week since it was announced that DACA (Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals) would end in six months. In fact, I wanted to write on here every few days, but DACA required a lot of reading. There’s a lot of noise around it so I wanted to strip it down to its facts. Continue reading “On DACA”
Hurricane Harvey. A terrible flooding event that has dominated television, newspapers, and social media alike. It’s a dreary first blog post, but since I’ve gone through Katrina and Harvey, there’s been a lot of introspection this week on that time and the books I read. Besides, what else is there to do when you can’t leave your apartment for five days? Continue reading “Hurricane Harvey”