Let’s get ready for Banned Books Week

Banned Books Week is approaching fast, September 23-29th to be exact! If you haven’t heard of Banned Books Week it’s a yearly celebration of your freedom to read. So let’s celebrate by catching up with last year’s Top 10 challenged books of 2017.  Click on the titles to check for availability…

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Secret House of Anime Finale!: Shoujo Series

Shoujo: The other major genre of anime that needs to be addressed is Shoujo. Aimed traditionally at girls, Shoujo works tend to focus on relationships and romance rather than friendship and fighting, and center female characters more prominently than Shonen. Like Shonen though, Shoujo is a vast and intricate genre…

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May is Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month

May is Asian and Pacific American month, a chance to recognize those Americans whose ancestors come from across the Pacific, in some cases on the other side of the world. Asian Americans have had a huge impact on our country and the world: Jawed Karim and Steve Chen founded Youtube;…

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Secret House of Anime: Shonen

Shonen is one of the most popular and expansive genres of anime. Dating back to the works of Osamu Tezuka, Shonen has traditionally largely been targeted at boys but has been enjoyed of people of all ages and genders. Usually focusing on action, the power of friendship, and known more…

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The Secret House of Anime: The Movies of Hayao Miyazaki

It’s impossible to talk about anime movies without talking about the influence of Hayao Miyazaki. Often noted as the one of the most important anime creators in Japan and as the co-founder of the major studio, Studio Ghibli; Miyazaki has had an enormous impact in Japan with his varied and…

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