Thursday, September 01, 2005

Bang!, Banned Books, and more.

Robyn, the manager of Teens at CLP - Teens, asked me to tell you guys a little about Sharon Flake's new book, Bang! Well, let me tell you this: it's not for the faint of heart, and likely will make even the most jaded teen (or adult, as the case may be) shiver and maybe even cry a little. But, now that you've been given that disclaimer, go ahead and read it. It's really well written, just very, very dark. If you like Sharon Flake's books, why don't you go ahead and check out her website? Here's the link: www.sharongflake.com.

Something else to tell y'all about: September is Banned Books Month. No, that doesn't mean we go around banning books (really, how could you even think that?) -- it means we try to raise awareness of all the absolutely amazing, powerful books that have been challenged and banned over the years. On September 25th, teens will be reading passages from banned books. Here's some more information:

Teen Banned Books Reading
Sunday, September 25th
2pm
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (Main)
Teen Area - First Floor
Join us in celebrating freedom of speech with area teens reading from banned or challenged books.

Also featuring guest speakers:
Anthony LaTour
Local teen expelled from school for rap lyrics he wrote at home and posted in the Internet.
Alik Widge
CMU graduate student and ACLU speaker; Alik will talk about teen freedom of speech with an emphasis on new technologies like file sharing.
For more information please visit www.clpgh.org and go to the events section.


Okay, I know the title said "And more." But I don't have more to say. Bye!

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