Last day to post for the Banned Books Week contest - tomorrow I'll announce 2 winners!
Before I talk about today's featured book, though, let me just mention the Raven Halloween Hunt that's going on for the ENTIRE month of October. Authors are giving away some fabulous prizes, so click on the graphic below for all the details!
Today's Banned Book: Summer of my German Soldier by Bette Greene
This was one of my favorite books when I was on the young side of adolescence, probably due to my early (though then unidentified) love of all things romantic. If you're not familiar, it's the story of Patty, a fourteen-year-old Jewish tomboy, and Anton, a German soldier in hiding who stays with her family for a summer during WWII. Beautiful and poignant story. So why was it banned? Accordinfg to the ALA, it has racism and offensive language and is sexually explicit. Hmm. I just remember the impossible love story set against the drama of the war.
What's your banned book choice of the day?