Banned Book Discussion
Looking for Alaska by John Green
A deeply moving and thought-provoking young adult novel by bestselling author John Green.
The novel tells the story of a young man’s journey of self-discovery as he navigates the complexities of friendship, love, and loss.
Banned for sexually explicit content.
Arrowhead Library System has several copies available for check out or hold or also available online for as little as $8.
Every year, books are banned and challenged in public and school libraries, usually because they fall somewhere on a wide spectrum of appropriateness. Often a single parent (or someone who doesn’t have a child in the school district) can challenge a book, which effectively removes it from the shelves pending a review. Many children (and adults) get their reading books from their school or public library, so removing them from the shelf makes them inaccessible to that reader, effectively banning them. We rebelliously read these banned books and discuss what they are about and why they have been banned.
Questions? Contact Dianne Edson – [email protected]
Below is reading schedule for 2024
- 2/28 – Looking For Alaska by John Green
- 4/10 – Sold by Patricia McCormick
- 5/22 – Crank by Ellen Hopkins
- 7/3 – Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews
8/14, 9/25, and 11/6 are undecided