This is Banned Books Week:Banned Books Week
And here’s a page with information about the most frequently challenged books:Frequently Challenged Books
It’s especially interesting to read the reasons why various books on a list of selected classics have been challenged or banned:Challenged Classics
I concede that it makes sense to be selective about texts required for student reading in classrooms, because of age-appropriate considerations. But banning a book from public libraries is just wrong. Not to mention that, in many cases, the would-be censors have serious missing-the-point problems. BRAVE NEW WORLD makes promiscuous sex look like fun? No, actually, it makes that look like a pretty pathetic lifestyle for supposedly intelligent adults. In fact, a major theme of the novel is that the characters may be having “fun” but aren’t living fully human lives. Orwell’s 1984—pro-Communist? Huh?
Margaret L. CarterCarter's Crypt