In my view, as a writer, lawyer, and former bookseller, there are no bad books*. Every book serves a purpose and should spark a conversation. The American Library Association has designated September 18-24, 2022 as National Banned Books Week. Learn more about challenges to books and advocacy from the ALA.
“Schools provide safe spaces to talk about controversial issues, and literature presents characters portraying human experience in all its richness and contradictoriness. Reading is a way to take in the difficult situations and understand them.”
— novelist Julia Alvarez
* There are some badly written books, of course, but that’s a different thing altogether!
Your quotes are meaningful and wonderful. I really like this saying. Even as a student, I realized that school is like a miniature life, and it is like a time that gives us the opportunity to face and find a way to deal with difficulties and situations. in life. There is a quote that I want to share to inspire you this weekend: “Today is Saturday, which means that today I will be multi-slacking instead of multitasking”.
Thanks, Mimi! After two+ weeks away, and still feeling a bit jet-lagged, I think I’ll be “multi-napping”!