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Browse Book Recommendation Sites
The sites listed below are full of book suggestions for those who love to read, those who don't love to read and for those who may be too busy to read. If you cannot locate a book in the Shea High School Library catalog or need assistance choosing a book please email me firstname.lastname@example.org.
Goodreads - Book recommendations, reviews and ratings. You can also post your own reviews and catalog what you have read and are currently reading.
No Flying No Tights - Graphic novels, Manga and comics selections and reviews. Check out Comics 101!
Social Justice - Best selection of multicultural and social justice books for children, young adults, parents and educators.
LGBTQ - Best selection of LGBTQ reads for young adults.
Epic Reads - Browse current Young Adult books. Book lists and recommendations included.
Celebrate Your Right to Read With a Banned or Challenged Book!
Banned and challenged books. What is the difference? A "banned" book is one that has been removed from a school, library, book store, etc. and a "challenged" book is one that has been requested to be removed from a school, library, book store, etc. by a person or particular group. A challenge does not simply involve a person expressing a point of view; rather, it is an attempt to remove material from the curriculum or library, thereby restricting the access of others. As such, challenges are a threat to freedom of speech and choice. Source: www.ala.org/advocacy/bbooks/banned
Why do people or groups want to ban a certain book? There are a few common reasons that books have been banned or censored in schools, libraries, and book stores: racial issues, encouragement of damaging lifestyles, sexual situations or dialog, violence, religious affiliations, political bias, age inappropriate.
Challenged Books Banned and challenged books by decade.
Celebrate your freedom to read - visit the library and check out a book of your choice!!