To Be Continued: Banned Books

Lori Zooming (2) (2)

Dear Ones,

I hope you’re all enjoying reading a Banned Book this week! As I said last Sunday, ideas are important. Books can be challenged, banned, and burned, but ideas can live on. Our very existence as a faith tradition depends on once-reviled ideas – Unitarianism and Universal Salvation.

I promised to post the books I referenced in last Sunday’s service, as well as links for more information. Here you go:

  • “Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe” and “Aristotle and Dante Dive Into the Waters of the World” by Benjamin Alire Saenz
  • “Maus” and “Maus II” by Art Spiegelmann
  • “Ruby Bridges Goes to School” by Ruby Bridges
  • “Separate is Never Equal” by Duncan Tonatiuh
  • “And Tango Makes Three” by Justin Richardson & Peter Parnell
  • “I Am Jazz” by Jessica Herthel & Jazz Jennings
  • “Godless” by Pete Hautman
  • “Looking for Alaska” by John Green
  • “New Kid” by Jerry Craft
  • Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
  • “Between the World and Me” by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • “Stamped From the Beginning” and “How to be an Antiracist” by Ibram X. Kendi*
  • “George” by Alex Gino
  • “Speak” by Laurie Halse Anderson

More information about Banned Books Week can be found at the American Library Association website:

*Dr. Kendi was the Ware Lecturer at the 2022 UUA General Assembly!

Rev. Lori