Central Bucks School District Holds March Against Banned Books in Doylestown Over ‘Sexual Content’

A marcher dressed as lawn boyJonathan Evison’s book was banned for its gay content and because it was considered explicit. The other is equipped as All boys are not blueWritten by George M. Johnson, banned for similar reasons. Others wore oversized dust jackets from other books targeted by libraries and school districts for allegedly inappropriate … Read more

New report finds coordinated rise in banned book attempts

More than 1,600 titles have been banned throughout the 2021-22 school year, according to a new report from PEN America, an organization that advocates for free speech. According to the report, the surge in book bans is the result of a network of local political and advocacy groups targeting books with LGBTQ+ characters and storylines, … Read more

Angie Thomas, New York Times bestselling lead author of “The Hate You Give,” her middle-grade debut is the first in a contemporary fantasy trilogy

—Nick Black and the Extraordinary: The Manifest Prophecy Published in the US April 42023— New York, August 30, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — HarperCollins Children’s Books/Balzer + Bray Announces Highly Anticipated Middle Grade Debut Angie Thomas#1 New York Times bestselling author The hatred you give, is coming, and Concrete rose. publishing April 4, 2023, Nick Black And … Read more

Where was On the Come Up filmed?

Loading JustWatch data… This article discusses “Where was the Paramount+ movie filmed” and may contain subplot references. coming soon Blends classic storytelling techniques of getting rich from rags or scratching with modern themes such as racism, police overreach, and stereotypes about people of color. Adapted from the book of the same name the hatred you … Read more

5 Black Writers Banned Books and Why

Banned Books Week is a celebration of books that are questioned or banned by the public. To celebrate the holiday, many books by black authors received considerable attention. Why are some books censored? Banning books is a practice that began centuries ago. Anyone can move to do it, which is called a challenge. Readings are … Read more

‘Quantum Leap’, ‘Reboot’, ‘Sidney’, ‘Athena’ and More This Week’s Best TV Show and Movie Releases

New TV and film releases this week include Oprah Winfrey’s documentary “Sidney,” about acting icon Sidney Poitiers, and a return to TV as a sequel to the 1989-93 sci-fi series. “Quantum Leap”. Scientists are stuck in the past because their experiments go wrong. And “On the Come Up,” based on Angie Thomas’ 2019 best-selling youth … Read more

“Coming Soon” Review

It takes a certain skill set to chart an aspiring musician’s journey and get audiences to plunge into their dreams, whether it’s 2018’s super-genius and charismatic Ally A star is born Or mediocre and unambitious like Paper Boi on FX Atlanta. It’s never been clearer to me when I sit and watch the frustratingly dull … Read more