DRAMA: A Graphic NovelThis book hit the banned children’s book list in one school district and two school libraries in Texas because it features LGBTQ characters. About the Book
From Raina Telgemeier, the #1 New York Times bestselling, multiple Eisner Award-winning author of Smile, Sisters, and Guts! Callie loves theater. And while she would totally try out for her middle school’s production of Moon over Mississippi, she can’t really sing. Instead she’s the set designer for the drama department’s stage crew, and this year she’s determined to create a set worthy of Broadway on a middle-school budget. But how can she, when she doesn’t know much about carpentry, ticket sales are down, and the crew members are having trouble working together? Not to mention the onstage AND offstage drama that occurs once the actors are chosen. And when two cute brothers enter the picture, things get even crazier! Raina Telgemeier once again brings us a funny and charming exploration of friendship, crushes, and all-around drama!
DRAMA Written by Raina Telgemeier, Published by Scholastic
NEW KID‘New Kid’ was written by author Jerry Craft about his own life experiences, then a Texas school district banned it for “Critical Race Theory and Marxism.” About the Book
Seventh grader Jordan Banks loves nothing more than drawing cartoons about his life. But instead of sending him to the art school of his dreams, his parents enroll him in a prestigious private school known for its academics, where Jordan is one of the few kids of color in his entire grade. As he makes the daily trip from his Washington Heights apartment to the upscale Riverdale Academy Day School, Jordan soon finds himself torn between two worlds–and not really fitting into either one. Can Jordan learn to navigate his new school culture while keeping his neighborhood friends and staying true to himself?NEW KID Written by Jerry Craft, Published by Quill Tree Books (HarperKids)
WORM LOVES WORMThis book has been challenged for LGBTQIA+ content. About the Book
You are cordially invited to celebrate the wedding of a worm…and a worm. When a worm meets a special worm and they fall in love, you know what happens next: They get married But their friends want to know–who will wear the dress? And who will wear the tux? The answer is: It doesn’t matter. Because worm loves worm.WORM LOVES WORM Written by J J Austrian, Illustrated by Mike Curato, Published by Balzer & Bray/Harperteen
BECAUSE OF YOU, JOHN LEWIS
When young Tybre Faw discovers John Lewis and his heroic march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in the fight for voting rights, Tybre is determined to meet him. Tybre’s two grandmothers take him on the seven-hour drive to Selma, Alabama, where Lewis invites Tybre to join him in the annual memorial walk across the Bridge. And so begins a most amazing friendship!
In rich, poetic language, Andrea Davis Pinkney weaves the true story of a boy with a dream–together with the story of a real-life hero (who himself had a life-altering friendship with Martin Luther King, Jr. when he was young!). Keith Henry Brown’s deeply affecting paintings bring this inspiring bond between a young activist and an elder congressman vividly to life. Who will be next to rise up and turn the page on history?
In this empowering and joyful picture book that speaks directly to kids, Kamala Harris takes readers through her life and shows them that the power to make the world a better place is inside all of us. And with fun and engaging art by Mechal Renee Roe, as well as a guide to being a superhero at the end, this book is sure to have kids taking up the superhero mantle (cape and mask optional).
i have read drama how is it banned ???? not rude just ????