I’ve got some big news for you! We’re starting a new meme, the Banned Book Club.
Banned Book Club meme
Banned Book Club is a monthly meme at This is Lit to encourage readers to read more challenged and banned books. We’ll pick a challenged book each month and read and review it by the end of the month.
This meme is for bloggers and readers who want to champion the freedom of speech and fight censorship.
1. First of every month: The month’s book will be announced and reviews of the previous month’s book will be featured on This is Lit.
2. Last week of the month: Review the book on your blog or Goodreads.
1. Link up with This is Lit so that I can go through your review. Excerpts from the best reviews and their authors will be featured here while announcing the next month’s read.
2. Share this rules post in case anyone else wants to join. Remember, the more the merrier!
3. Visit the other people participating to understand different readers’ opinions.
4. Join our Goodreads group to participate in discussions.
May’s book pick
This month, we’ll be reading The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie. This book has been frequently challenged for “vulgarity, racism, and anti-Christian content”. And you know what? Screw censorship! We’re SO reading this book.
Bestselling author Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the rez to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot.
Heartbreaking, funny, and beautifully written, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, which is based on the author’s own experiences, coupled with poignant drawings by Ellen Forney that reflect the character’s art, chronicles the contemporary adolescence of one Native American boy as he attempts to break away from the life he was destined to live.
With a forward by Markus Zusak, interviews with Sherman Alexie and Ellen Forney, and four-color interior art throughout, this edition is perfect for fans and collectors alike.
What do you think about this month’s pick? Have suggestions for next month’s book? Visit the Goodreads group to tell us!