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”

Banned Book Week: Poetry Edition

Hey everyone, I hope you had a good weekend! For those of you who may have missed my post yesterday, it’s Banned Book Week right now, and I’m posting everyday until the end of the week. Since I typically do Poetry Prompt Monday’s, I figured in honor of Banned Books Week, let’s talk about someContinue reading “Banned Book Week: Poetry Edition”

Banned Book Week: Let’s Get Started!

Hey everyone, I hope you’re still having a good weekend! And yes, you’re seeing this correctly… I am posting on a Sunday 😱 And after posting on a Saturday too! In the grand scheme of things, not a big deal, but as it’s now the beginning of Banned Book Week, I’ll be posting everyday forContinue reading “Banned Book Week: Let’s Get Started!”