Happening Right Now @ Lincoln Library
LAUSD is sponsoring a reading contest and we should have many of our Lincoln Tigers winning the monthly, and grand prizes.
Individual students can win, whole classes can win and our whole school can also win.
The contest starts Saturday December 18th, 2021 and continues until April 22, 2022 and you can jump in at any time.
If you're reading using the online platforms Sora, MyOn or Learning Ally, all of which are available through Schoology in the app center or "waffle app," they will keep track of your reading.
If you're reading a physical book, you can keep track of your reading using this provided form.
Please reach out to Ms. Moayeri with any questions or assistance.
For our last day of Banned Books Week, here is a Hogwart's Digital Escape Room (from Sydney Krawiec, Youth Services Librarian at Peters Township Public Library in McMurray, PA), as the books in the Harry Potter series are some of the most challenged in the last 20+ years.
You don't need to have any Harry Potter knowledge to get through it, but you do need paper and something to write with.
Jason Reynolds, author of Long Way Down and All American Boys among many other wonderful books is the honorary chair of Banned Books Week 2021.
Take a look at his explanation of this year's theme: "Books Unite Us, Censorship Divides Us."
Here are the Top 10 Banned Books 2020 compiled by the American Library Association.
Interestingly, the ones that were the most challenged were titles that had to do with racial inequality and social justice, that's a little bit of a change from LGBTQIA+ titles and those addressing sexual matters, which are favorites for those individuals who are purveyors of censorship.
Check out previous years' Top 10 Banned Books at the ALA's site.
It's Banned Books Week!!
You may not realize it, but many of the books you grew up with and that you love have been "banned," that is challenged by a community that wanted those books taken out of circulation because of their content.
Some examples include the Harry Potter series, The Fault In Our Stars, The Hate U Give and Speak.
Watch the video below from PBS to find out more about some of the most "banned" books in "The Fiery History of Banned Books."