This just in from BookRiot about Angie Thomas’s stunning debut novel The Hate U Give (of course if I actually ‘followed’ my social media feeds I’d have known about this when it happened):
Angie Thomas, author of the critically acclaimed Young Adult novel The Hate U Give, announced on Twitter that a Texas school district banned her book. The thread turned up details from one Twitter user who wrote that the superintendent pulled the books due to parent complaints about “inappropriate language,” bypassing the normal review process. Authors, librarians, teachers, and fans have been showing their support, pledging to read, recommend, and distribute The Hate U Give in response to the district’s ban.
READ this book!
This book is so phenomenal that this is all I posted on my blurb about it on GoodReads: Wow! Wow! Wow! Must read – for all. Nothing more need be said. Read this book!!!!!!
- I am proud to say that we have 10 copies in the ESA Library and this title is on our Grade 9 Reading Circle book list.
- And the students in the ENG3/4C English class decided that this was their book of choice as their class read and I – the ESA Library – purchased individual copies for every student in that class to have for themselves.
Spread the word. Read this book! Resist censorship.
Stay tuned for details about our Freedom to Read Week activities in February 2018.
We are delighted to announce that our once very own PJ Carefoote will be joining us this year along with his colleagues from The Thomas Fisher Rare Books Library at the UofT.