Virtual Banned Books Book Clubs
Join a book club that dares to read them all.
With book bans and censorship seeing meteoric rises recently, you may wonder why books are being banned and what exactly they have to say that some people feel needs to be censored. Fortunately, people are curious creatures, so you’re by no means the only one to have these questions, and others have begun to form book clubs dedicated to finding answers. Let’s take a look at a few of these banned books book clubs, what they stand for, and whether or not you’re interested in joining one.
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King’s Books Book Club
The King’s Books Banned Book Club is a virtual book club hosted by King’s Books in Tacoma, Washington. According to their site, their book club exclusively covers books that have been banned or challenged, with a special focus on books found in a school setting. Some of their previous reads have been Flowers for Algernon, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, and Bridge to Terabithia, classic works of literature and classics in the making. The book club hosts a virtual meeting every third Thursday of the month, so if you’re interested, be sure to drop in!
Banned Books Book Club
The Banned Books Book Club is a monthly virtual book club focused on protecting literature from bans and censorship for the sake of the next generation. They cover books for all age groups, from empowering young children to giving adults food for thought on the hot-button issues of today.
In addition, their blog also provides information on starting and maintaining a book club of your own, allowing you to contribute even further to the fight against book bans. The people who run the book club also have a Patreon account if you’d like to support their endeavors financially, so no matter what, you can play a part in their movement!
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The Author’s Guild Banned Books Club
As you may have expected, the Authors Guild Banned Books Club hosts an online banned books club of their own. They host frequent virtual meetings regarding banned books, usually run by the author of the work themselves, promoting a safe and open forum for the expression and exchange of ideas to promote free, open thought in speech and literature alike.
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