BEDIO: 6 Banned Books to Read in October

As a Bookshop affiliate, I get a small commission if you purchase anything through the book links in this post. Since it is Banned Books Week, and the beginning of October, let’s discuss banned horror books! Horror books faced a lot of challenges and bans in the 90’s especially, when there was more of aContinue reading “BEDIO: 6 Banned Books to Read in October”

BEDIO and Banned Books Week: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Many of the books I discussed this week were published a while ago, with Fahrenheit 451 being published in 1953, The Color Purple was published in 1982, and the most recently published book discussed, Persepolis, in 2000. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas was published more recently, having come out in 2017, and wasContinue reading “BEDIO and Banned Books Week: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas”

BEDIO and Banned Book Week : Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

During my senior year of high school, I took AP World History, as I had a strong interest in history, and had taken other AP history classes in the past. My teacher would have us do reading assignments that had us reading books discussing world history, from non-fiction memoirs to graphic novels. This is howContinue reading “BEDIO and Banned Book Week : Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi”

Banned Book Week: The Color Purple by Alice Walker

The Color Purple was first published in 1982, was made into a movie in 1985 (it was Whoopi Goldberg’s breakthrough role, which led to her Academy Award nomination for Best Actress and winning her first Golden Globe), and then was made into a musical in 2005. It is a story of the lives of BlackContinue reading “Banned Book Week: The Color Purple by Alice Walker”

Banned Book Week: Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

Welcome back to my Banned Books Week posts! Today we’ll be talking about a specific book that has faced its own fair share of censorship/challenges/bans, despite being a book criticizing the practice. “The classic bestseller about censorship-more important now than ever before”, according to the cover’s tagline, Fahrenheit 451 is a book you may haveContinue reading “Banned Book Week: Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury”