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Lit Squad: Author A.S. King explores how book censorship makes kids feel

The Show continues its series of conversations with authors of books for young adults and middle grade readers called Lit Squad.

What books students have access to and what those books are about has become a big topic of conversation over the last couple of years.

More and more school districts are facing challenges from parents and other community members who want certain books out of classrooms or libraries. It was that kind of incident that led Amy Sarig King to write her latest novel, “Attack of the Black Rectangles.”

King will be in the Valley later this month to talk about her book at Changing Hands Bookstore.

The Show spoke with her prior to that, and the conversation started by talking about what specifically influenced her to write this book.

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Mark Brodie is a co-host of The Show, KJZZ’s locally produced news magazine. Since starting at KJZZ in 2002, Brodie has been a host, reporter and producer, including several years covering the Arizona Legislature, based at the Capitol.