1. As an old who read a number of books for school that featured violence, war, racism, and sexual assault, it is not lost on me that the books being banned and challenged today are the newer ones, the ones about now, the ones that make it clear bigotry didn't magically end in the 1960's or the 1980's or whatever new date we're pretending. Because many of the books left contain all the things that these adults claim to be protecting kids from. All of this is preamble to the text of Randy Ribay's speech from ALAN, which he recently relinked.
2. I think synthetic voices are better than no audio versions, but wow, audio narrators are worth every penny.
3. If you want an incredible dive into the use of costuming to create differing silhouettes between two of the characters in "The Witcher", this tumblr does it.