Thursday, September 24, 2009
Random Thursday - Banned Book Week
This Saturday starts the 2009 edition of Banned Book Week. That's the week we shine the spotlight on all those attempts to withhold some of the best literature we have, because some people disagree or are afraid. Libraries work very, very hard to keep all literature available.
Do you ever wonder whether books really get banned, or if we're just pulling your leg? I mean, we've all heard about Banned in Boston, but it doesn't really happen most places, right? Well think again! Here is a map of challenges from the past two years!
View Book Bans and Challenges, 2007-2009 in a larger map
Which of your favorite books have been banned or challenged? We have a list of books that have been in the Top Ten list for the last ten years. Check it out!