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This is the book I'm reading right now---
Book Title: Drama by Raina Telgemeier
|The book opens with a behind the scene look at a dramatic production.|
|Two boys find each other.|
This is ALA Banned Books Week. Drama was one of the top ten challenged books in 2017 because there are LGBTQ characters in the story.
The note on the back of the book says---Drama brings us a funny, charming exploration of friendship, crushes, and all-around drama.
Are you reading a banned/challenged book this week? Check out this list if you want to participate but need some suggestions.
October 8, 2018---Review: I loved this little gem of a graphic novel. The main character is a 7th grade girl who loves drama and is also at the age where she gets crushes on boys. The book is really about her friends and the relationships she has with them, She learns that just because a boy is good looking or says something nice to her, they aren't necessarily looking for a relationship. She also learns to be accepting of differences in people, including her LGBTQ friends. Everything about this books makes me smile and it is a real shame that the book is often banned/challenged because it is a powerful tool to show acceptance and positive friendships.