CHILDREN’S BOOKS

Big news in kid’s lit..

The publication of Book 8 in Jeff Kinney’s bestselling “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” series has been recently announced, though the title and exact release date have yet to be revealed. The series has more than 85 million books in print, and they’ve grossed more than $250 million.

And, is this censorship? There’s major controversy in Chicago, as Public Schools there have restricted access to Persepolis, Marjane Satrapi’s memoir of her youth in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. Free speech advocates and national organizations are condemning the order to pull Persepolis from classrooms.

For more news from the world of books, tune into my show The Book Report.

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