FHS LIBRARY TEEN READS

SEPTEMBER 2018 E. Frank Bayer, LMS

Welcome back to school!

Come visit the library in Room B 06. We are open periods 1-8. You are welcome during your lunch period. You must have your id to enter. Students may borrow books for two weeks. We also have ebooks which you can read on your phone. Check out our online catalog here.

Student Favorites

Over the summer, our students read some great books. Here are their favorites.
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Speak Out for your Freedom to Read

Celebrate your freedom to read by reading one of most challenged books of 2017.

  • The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas is one of most popular books in our library. It was number 8 of the most challenged books of 2017.
  • Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher is another popular book in our library that was censored. Censorship occurs all around you.
  • In Imperial, Pennsylvania, Jeanette Walls' The Glass Castle was censored. 200 students signed a petition to keep the book on the high school's reading list.
  • The freedom to read is protected by the First Amendment. In Texas v. Johnson, U. S. Supreme Court Justice William Brennan said "the Government may not prohibit the expression of an idea simply because society finds the idea itself offensive or disagreeable." To find out more, read Field Report 2016: Banned and Challenged Books by Robert P. Doyle.

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Teen Read Week is coming, Vote Now!!

Join the celebration in choosing the Best Books of 2018. You can vote for up to three of your favorites between now and October 7, 2018. Vote online.