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4.4 What's the latest word on book banning attempts in public libraries?




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This article is from the Libraries FAQ, by Anthony Wilson paw@iglou.com with numerous contributions by others.

4.4 What's the latest word on book banning attempts in public libraries?

According to the ALA, http://www.ala.org/bbooks/ , the top 10 most
challenged books in 1997 were:
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
It's Perfectly Normal, Robie Harris
Goosebumps Series, R.L. Stine
The Alice Series, Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain
The Giver, Lois Lowry
A Day No Pigs Would Die, Robert Newton Peck
Kaffir Boy, Mark Mathabane
Bridge to Terabithia, Katherine Paterson
For an informative look at the history of book banning, see Carnegie
Mellon University's Banned Books On-line:
http://www.cs.cmu.edu/People/spok/banned-books.html

And for the Top 10 list of silly and illogical reasons to ban a book,
see http://www.ala.org/editions/wlh/top10.html

See also:

The American Civil Liberties Union
http://www.aclu.org/issues/freespeech/bbwind.html

Yahoo - Banned Books
http://www.yahoo.com/Arts/Humanities/Literature/Banned_Books/

 

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