Lisa talks about her book blunder with The Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel, a book she read without knowing it’s considered a sequel to The Glass Hotel.  Some reviewers say it’s not a full sequel and others say readers will have a better experience reading The Glass Hotel first. Readers should consider reading Station Eleven.

 This article from Wired delves into similar themes of Sea of Tranquility, Station Eleven. This article highlights the popularity of the three books and The New Yorker wrote a profile piece of St. John Mandel. 

Banned Books Week is from Sept. 18, to Sept. 24 Publishers Weekly says more books are being banned and contested now.  This article highlights how schools are under pressure. Newsweek wrote an article about a teacher in Texas whose banned books display was protested by parents.

The American Library Association tracked the top 10 most frequently challenged books, and they are:
1.  Gender Queer: A Memoir by Maria Kobabe and she is quoted in this article.
2.  Lawn Boy by Jonathan Evison
3.  All Boys Aren’t Blue by George M. Johnson
4. Out of Darkness by Ashley Hope Perez
5. The Hate You Give by Angie Thomas
6. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian by Sherman Alexie
7. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews
8. The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
9. This Boy is Gay by Juno Dawson
10. Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out    by Susan Kuklin

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