I’m a bit late highlighting Banned Books Week, but this is a good case of better late than never. Visit the Banned Books Week website by clicking on this word website. Once there, click on the Mapping Censorship tab near the top of the home page to find example(s) of banned books in recent history in your state. I’m pretty sure this map isn’t exhaustive, but it gives a good range of what’s bothering people who want to keep kids from learning to think for themselves these days.
Click here and scroll down a little to read the top ten challenged books by year 2001-2010, according to the ALA (American Library Association). I’ll bet you’ve read more than one of these and don’t feel any the worse for it.