Discovered on my iPhone: A video made by Josie and Jane for Banned Books Week, September 24-October 1. One of Josie’s favorite books is The Higher Power of Lucky by Susan Patron, which won the 2007 Newbery Medal but is frequently challenged in school and public libraries because of its use of a single word.


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  2. go buy this right now October 17, 2011 at 5:39 pm

    […] I bought Myracle’s book Shine (which does sound like Chime, the book the group MEANT to nominate, BUT STILL) as part of my general stand against fuckwittage. In June I bought Myracle’s middle grade novel Luv Ya Bunches for Josie, because I knew it had been banned/boycotted by conservative groups. (One character has two moms. Only one appears, in one scene, with one line, telling her daughter, “Mom Joyce’ll pick you up, ‘kay?”  OMG THE WORLD IS ENDING A LESBIAN MOM HAS A CAR.) Anyway, I bought Luv Ya Bunches as well as Susan Patron’s Higher Power of Lucky, which got banned because of the word scrotum. (A dog gets bitten on his.) Thank you, book banners, for letting me know which books I should buy for my kid! […]

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