Book Club Central is a new online service for book clubs and readers to supply them with reading recommendations, book reviews, author interviews, discussion questions and more. Along with the aforementioned book pick, Parker will offer more book selections called SJP Picks.
Happy Banned Books Week! This week organizations across the country are working together to raise awareness about censorship and celebrate intellectual freedom. Some of your favorite books might have been censored or burned at one point in time. Many books are still challenged today, and abroad some people still suffer severe consequences for the thoughts they express. Take a look at how some groups are drawing attention to the week.
The American Library Association has great resources for the week including an interactive video map showcasing different submissions about censorship from across the country.
Be sure to check out the ALA’s lists of Most Banned Books. The series ttyl; ttfn; l8r, g8r , by Lauren Myracle, was number one on 2011’s list. The Huffington Post has a cool infographic breaking down last year’s tittles.