African Dawn - Cry the Beloved Country

‘Cry the Beloved Country’ – Review

Cry the Beloved Country, by Alan Paton, was further catapulted to bestseller status, when it was named a pick in Oprah's Book Club. But,...

Banned Books History & Overview – #banned

The History of Banned Books A book may be considered a banned book if the work has been banned in the past. We still discuss...

What is a Banned Book? 4 Reasons for Banning #books

A banned book is a a book that students and other readers are restricted from accessing because of its controversial (even, sometimes, offensive) content....

‘The Fault in Our Stars’ #Banned

The Fault in Our Stars is arguably one of the most popular books right now. It's been read (and enjoyed by readers of all...
Monkey Beyond Bars - Nils Fieseler

Inspiring ‘Lolita’ – Why Vladimir Nabokov Wrote The Novel

In "On a Book Entitled Lolita," Vladimir Nabokov wrote: "As far as I can recall, the initial shiver of inspiration was somehow prompted by a...
Brave New World

Life Lessons from ‘Brave New World’ – #Banned

For most of us, it's not difficult to remember Brave New World -- when we first picked it up, read the first few lines, and...
Inventions of Wings

Must Reads If You Like ‘The Invention of Wings’ – Sue Monk Kidd

The Invention of Wings, by Sue Monk Kidd was first published by Penguin Viking in January 2014. It was immediately included as a featured selection...
Catcher in the Rye

Why Is ‘The Catcher In The Rye’ Important? 7 Ways

To some readers--both past and present--The Catcher in the Rye is a mish-mash of unacceptable and irrelevant moments from a young kid who doesn't...
Dublin

Banning ‘Ulysses’ – A History of Controversy For James Joyce’s Famous Book

Yes, Ulysses is one of the greatest works from the 20th century, and it was written by one of the greatest Irish master writers....
Catcher in the Rye

What Did Holden Say? Looking For Lines from ‘The Catcher in the Rye’…

The profusion of lines and paragraphs still stick in the brain. Who said it, and what did it mean? When we're talking about the infamous...

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