Bonus: Banned Books

Banning books from classrooms and school libraries is nothing new, but it’s recently become a topic of considerable political debate. How should parents react to this news, and to the books their children are reading?

In this episode of NPR’s It’s Been A Minute senior editor Barrie Hardymon and Traci Thomas, host of The Stacks podcast, joined guest host Ayesha Rascoe to talk about banned book lists.The three talk about why it’s important for kids to discover books freely, even if that means starting a hard conversation with them. They also discuss their favorite — and least favorite — books that often show up on banned book lists.