These were six of the Top Eleven Most Challenged Books in 2018, as reported by the American Library Association Office for Intellectual Freedom. These are also books you can freely borrow from your School Library. Exercise your rights and freedoms, and celebrate the joy of making your own choices about what you want to read. Find out more about Banned Books Week.
Claudia and Monday have been friends since childhood. When Claudia returns from summer vacation, Monday isn’t at school, and she’s not returning calls. No one seems to know where she is. Claudia knows something is wrong, but what reason would anyone have to lie about Monday’s whereabouts? Jackson hits all the right notes in this compelling mystery. Claudia has a strong voice that will resonate; she struggles with bullying, dyslexia, loss, and the pains of growing up. The plot weaves through time, slowly piecing together clues, until the painful truth is revealed. Jackson doesn’t hold anything back when it comes to the pain of abuse and the ramifications of turning a blind eye. This is a powerful and emotional novel that is gripping and heartbreaking and hits upon serious topics. It’s a frank, devastating read filled with real and flawed characters, and it’s a story that needs to be read. (Source: Booklist Reviews (TitlePeek/Follett))
Check out this book and all 10 titles nominated for Surrey Teens Read. Come down to borrow one of our copies. You can also find out more about STR by clicking here: SurreyTeensRead.
Banned Books Week (September 22-28, 2019) is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September, it spotlights current and historical attempts to censor books in libraries and schools. It brings together the entire book community — librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types — in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.
Have you started reading some of the Surrey Teens Read selections for this school year? What are you waiting for? Come down to the school library now so that you can start enjoying the ten nominated Surrey Teens Read titles. Then in May you can vote for the Book of the Year. Find out more by visiting us in real life AND visiting SurreyTeensRead.weebly.com.
Library Team Meeting
Tuesday, September 17th
Lord Tweedsmuir School Library
All volunteers are asked to come to the school library for this lunch meeting. If you haven’t signed up yet and are interested in volunteering, it is not too late! Come down to the school library or visit us online to find out more!