Who Should Decide Which Books Are Allowed In Prison?
It’s not just schools where books are being banned, prisons in the U.S. routinely ban books to the detriment of inmates. Books that teach languages like Arabic and American Sign Language are banned along with books about justice and showing POC/marginalized voices humanity. Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf however is not banned in Kansas state prisons. The policies behind the bans are not transparent and totally inconsistent.
Jane Goodall’s New Book
Jane Goodall, the primatologist known for her research work with chimpanzees in Africa, has teamed up with The Book Of Joy author Doug Abrams for an upcoming book: The Book Of Hope. “Through both Jane’s observation and the latest scientific research, readers will experience the resilience of nature to recover from the harm we have inflicted and the resilience of the human spirit in the face of loss and devastation.”
R.L. Stine + Garbage Pail Kids!
No, I didn’t just randomly throw darts at a board filled with pop culture things and come away with those two. The Goosebumps author R.L. Stine will be writing a middle grade series based on Garbage Pail Kids! The first book, Welcome to Smellville, will be out this fall. Yes, there are stickers and the cover looks exactly as you’d imagine!