Sunday, October 2, 2011

in Honor of Banned Books Week

It's been a busy month...

I got my very first written book complaint a few weeks ago. A former middle school teacher left a post-it on this book saying that it was inappropriate and should be removed.

So I read it and it was fabulous!

It's about a Muslim family who is torn apart by bullying, hate and Homeland Security. The characters are strong and complex and very empathetic. It's a compelling mystery and a chilling story of false accusations and assumptions in our society.

Now, this book may not be appropriate for middle school students, but it's an excellent choice for high school students and would be a fabulous book for discussion.