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We love recommendations to add to our collection! Do you have something you'd like us to consider buying? Email Lynn, drop by to let us know, or fill out the form linked to below.

Thanks for your ideas!

What's New in the MS Library

School has started again, fall is just around the corner, and the library has already been a busy place. Come by to check out the books recommended by the current 7th grade Library Skills class. Maybe you'd just like to browse, find a book you'd like to read, or just hang out for a while. If you are in 7th grade and haven't yet discovered your book for the Genre Wheel project in English, we can help you locate something of interest.

We've got something for everyone! Parents, teachers, and other community members are always welcome to use the library too.

Busted! For Reading Banned Books!

Bennie with Drama

Drama

Raina Telgemeier's book Drama has been challenged in a variety of locations due to its LGBTQ characters.

Boston with The Qur'an

Qur'an

As with most holy books, the Qur'an has been challenged and banned in some places.

Caden with books by Lauren Myracle

Lauren Myracle books

Several books by Lauren Myracle use words that people in various areas have objected to. 

Adrienne reads Forver in Blue

Forever in Blue

Forever in Blue has been banned some places because characters are sexually active, and alcohol is a topic.

A penguin named Naveen with Sex ia a Funny Word

Sex is a Funny Word

Have you seen this penguin? It has a copy of the often challenged Sex is a Funny Word

Olivia with The Hate U Give

The Hate U Give

Award winning The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas has been challenged and banned in some places for offensive language, alcohol and drug references, and profanity.

Stella with The Hinger Games

The Hunger Games

While it has been wildly popular, The Hunger Games has also been challenged frequently. The most often cited reason: the killing of children.

Tommy with Looking for Alaska

Looking for Alaska

John Green's novel Looking for Alaska has been challenged frequently, often for sexually explicit language.

Sofia reading And Tango Makes Three

And Tango Makes Three

The picturebook And Tango Makes Three is based on a true story about penguins in the Central Park Zoo, but has been challenged because of homosexual characters.

MS Librarian

Lynn Silbernagel's picture
Lynn Silbernagel
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Middle School Library 8825 SW Barnes Road
Portland, Oregon
503-297-1894 x3100
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