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EP 59: That's Literally the Point of the Book!

In this pre-recorded episode, Tori and Nicole discuss their thoughts about banned books during Banned Books Week, held nationally from September 18 through September 24, 2022. From The Hate U Give to Lord of the Flies, the librarians break down their thoughts about some of the most commonly banned books in the country and their opinions. Tori also shares about new children's books that have caught her eye.


The resources discussed in this episode are listed below:

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas;

The Color Purple by Alice Walker;

Lord of the Flies by William Golding;

To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee;

Go Set A Watchman by Harper Lee;

Clayton Parker Really Really Really Has to Pee by Cinco Paul, illustrated by Gladys Jose;

Mean Girls (2004) film;

Love in the Library by Maggie Tokuda-Hall, illustrated by Yas Imamura;

The Flower Garden by Reneé Kurilla;

American Marriage by Tayari Jones;

The Way of the House Husband by Kousuke Oono;

The Way of the Househusband (2021) Netflix anime;

Our Gen by Dianne McKinney-Whetstone;

Fast Pitch by Nic Stone

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