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Thursday, September 27, 2018

Friday Quotes and a short review: Drama

Book Beginnings on Friday is hosted by Rose City ReaderShare the opening quote from the book.
e Friday 56 is hosted at Freda's VoiceFind a quote from page 56.

This is the book I'm reading right now---

Book Title: Drama by Raina Telgemeier

Book Beginning:
The book opens with a behind the scene look at a dramatic production.

Friday 56:
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.


  1. Let's try that again, minus all the 6am typos!

    I'm not really sure, why, in these ultra liberal times, this book should be banned, but perhaps there are pages you have deliberately avoided showing us!

    I am not a reader of graphic novels, however they seem to be an increasingly growing trend and I can definitely admire the fabulous and clever artwork, most of them include.

    Thanks for sharing and have a good weekend :)


    1. The American Library Assassination said the reason the book was challenged was because of the LGBTQ theme. I haven't read enough to know if any racy pages are hiding but I think that would have been identified by the ALA. It seems that some parents are afraid their kids will turn gay if they read a book with LGBTQ characters. Ugh.

  2. Drama looks interesting. Enjoy your current read!

  3. Enjoy your exploration of this book. Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

  4. Looks good. I don't read many graphic novels but enjoy this author. This week I am featuring the latest in a long-running science fiction space opera - Uncompromising Honor by David Weber. Happy reading!

  5. I love the drawings in this one, I'll go find it at my local library

  6. I didn't take part in Banned Book Week this week as it kind of sneaked up on me. And what a coincidence! I was just thinking of using one of my gift cards to get a copy of Drama. My daughter's discovered a love for Raina's books, and this is one I have really been wanting to read. I hope you have a great weekend!

  7. Thanks for bringing this book to our attention. Goes to show books can be banned for many different reasons. I once took out a children's book from the library about a famous artist and found someone had covered some of the images of paintings by taping construction paper over the pages. Seriously...

    Did I see you are a Cybils judge this year? I'm a round 1 judge for elem/middle grade nonfiction (I also blog at Wrapped in Foil for children's).

  8. Thanks for showcasing this book and paying homage to Banned Book Week.

  9. This looks like such a great read! Enjoy! Hope you have an awesome weekend! :)

  10. I haven't heard of this book before but it looks like such a cute, fun read!

  11. I didn't do Banned Book Week this year, but we've been trying to showcase some of the books from the Great American Read and several books on that list have been challenged over the years. See what book MK is featuring at Girl Who Reads

  12. I've loved this author's other books, I'm going to have to try this one. Thanks for visiting my blog earlier. :)

    Lauren @ Always Me

  13. I've heard really good things about this author's books. Happy weekend!


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