The Goldfinch

Show Notes

 In this Book Bits episode, Lisa talks about Banned Books, re-reading books and two books that aren’t getting any attention in the category of “everyone hated it but me.”

 This NPR article discusses that the American Library Association shows 1,600 individual books banned in 2021. The American Library Association stated in a release that there were more book challenges to books than they have seen since they started tracking it in 2000. 

 The banning of books has increased but libraries are working to make sure that individuals across the country can access electronic books at the Brooklyn Public Library and New York Public Library

 This Book Riot article highlights the longstanding book-banning problem dating back to the Puritans. 

Books discussed:  

·      Gender Queerby Maia Kobabe 

·      The Black FlamingoThe Black Flamingo by Dean Atta

·      The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison 

·      Someone Knows My Name by Lawrence Hill

·      Beyond the River: The Untold Story of the Heros of the Underground Railroad by Ann Hagedorn

·      Fudge Collection by Judy Blume

·      Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling

·      Love Comes Softly by Janette Oke

·      When Calls the Heart by Janette Oke

 For more information, find Lisa on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and her website.

*The book titles mentioned include affiliate links. You can support the podcast by purchasing a book with the links because the podcast receives a small commission.