Tag: I Am Jazz

Book Banning, Censorship, and Why I’m Generally Against the Whole Thing

Book Banning, Censorship, and Why I’m Generally Against the Whole Thing

Posted September 29, 2021 in Bookish Things // 6 Comments

The summer before eighth grade, my parents decided I was no longer going to be reading the Harry Potter books. It was too late for books one through four, which were already on my shelf.  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix wasn’t going to be published for another year, but Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets was due to make its cinematic debut that November.  My friends and I had already started talking about it – we went to the midnight showing of the first movie when it was in theatres and had a wonderful time.  But now, […]

Why Books are Banned & Other Injustices to Free Speech

Why Books are Banned & Other Injustices to Free Speech

Posted September 22, 2017 in Bookish Things, Memes // 10 Comments

Every year, we spend a week in September talking about the injustices of the world and calling out some of our favorite banned books.  Usually I’m one to pull out a Top Ten and talk about why these books I really enjoyed were banned in some place and generally why I think banned books are ridiculous.  This year, I want to start off talking about why books are banned at all, the process of banning them, and what we can do about it. Books Still Get Banned All the Time I think this is the first really important talking point.  We […]