Hey, my name is Eileen (16) and my sister is Julie (12). Reading is one of our favorite ways to pass time. Most people our age say they love reading, but only when they can find a good book. We're here to help!
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Banned Books Week is the book community’s annual celebration of the freedom to read. Banned Books Week was launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, book stores and libraries. More than 11,300 books have been challenged since 1982.
“The book was published in the early seventies and it has been banned so much and so many places. That I am told I am number 14 on the list of 100 banned books… I resent it. I mean if it’s Texas or North Carolina as it has been in all sorts of states. But to be a girl from Ohio, writing about Ohio having been born in Lorain, Ohio. And actually relating as an Ohio person, to have the Ohio, what- Board of Education? Is ironic at the least,” Morrison, a Lorain native, told the TV station.
— Toni Morrison comments on the Ohio Board of Education President Request to Remove THE BLUEST EYE from State Common Core Materials