Lately, much attention is being paid to book banning. Kathy Barco has created a non-judgmental, informative, and FUN way to address this present-day hot topic. Plenty of audience participation is involved as banned or challenged books provide the basis for games of Jeopardy and Charades. Categories include Potent Potables, Numbers, Animals, KidLit, Food, Names in the Title, Anagrams, Holidays, and more.

Kathy Barco is retired from the Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Library system where she was Literacy Coordinator and a children’s librarian. She also spent five years as Youth Services Coordinator at the New Mexico State Library. Barco collaborated with Valerie Nye on True Stories of Censorship Battles in America’s Libraries. Her latest book, Storytime and Beyond: Having Fun with Early Literacy, was published in 2018.