Banned Books Week is an annual celebration of the freedom to read. It highlights current and historical attempts to censor books in libraries and schools. This list includes just some of the titles that have been challenged or banned in schools and libraries across America over the years.
Whether you're a native of the Bayou State or a newcomer, enjoy some history with local flavor. Topics include utterly strange stories, leprosy, the Civil War, politics, life in Gonzales and along the Lower Mississippi River, and more. Curated by Samantha Matherne.
Escape from everyday life with a book beach trip! Imagine your toes in the sand while you escape into these mysteries and romances. Curated by Samantha Matherne.
Ride the waves through space and time with mermaids, sirens, pirates, old gods, and more. Curated by Samantha Matherne.
The highly anticipated season 4 of Stranger Things premieres May 27, 2022. While you wait, dive into one of the many stories based in the world of Hawkins, Indiana and the Upside Down featuring many beloved characters such as Jim Hopper, Max, Robin, Dustin, Erica, and more. Curated by Samantha Matherne.
When the bump in the night doesn't seem quite natural, trust your instincts.... Curated by Samantha Matherne.
Do you enjoy fantasy novels with romantic elements? These shapeshifter romances feature werewolves, coyotes, honey badgers, dragons, and much more. Curated by Samantha Matherne.
The United States of America is a country made of up indigenous people and immigrants from many different countries around the world. Novels featuring modern teen immigrants offer inside views of unique experiences. Curated by Samantha Matherne.
Read a holiday themed book (fiction or nonfiction). The holidays can be a great time to cozy up to a good book, especially when the temperatures drop. Grab a blanket and snuggle up to a book of any genre that features a holiday — Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, New Year's, etc.... it's your choice! Find recommendations for adults, teens, tweens, and kids.
In modern times, we refer to dictionaries and thesaruses when we need an exact definition or to find the perfect word for an intended purpose. These resources were not available until men of earlier centuries collected definitions and synonyms en masse for the public. Here you'll find a selection of titles about those books and the men who made them happen. Curated by Willie Nettles.