In support of Banned Books Week, all of us contributors will be sharing a favorite challenged book and why we love it so. Today, Crystal shares her pick with us.
To learn more about Banned Books Week, visit the ALA Banned Books website.
Krik? Krak? by Edwidge Danticat
I frequently read banned and challenged books. Librarians can be rebellious that way. I picked up Krik? Krak! because so many people had recommended it and I’m glad I didn’t miss out on the excellent storytelling within these short stories. The way Edwidge Danticat weaves the words together make this book hard to put down. Pain seeps through many of the pages, but there is also strength, love, beauty, family bonds, and generation after generation sharing ways of being and so much more. Readers have the right to read anything and everything and I’m glad this book is in the world.