Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Mapping Banned Books

The American Library Association provides an interactive map of incidents and locations of books that are banned in respective communities, such as the following, just south of Austin, Texas:

(2011) Lynda Madaras and Dane Saavedra's What's Happening to My Body? Book for Boys:  A Growing-up Guide for Parents & Sons was banned from twenty-one school libraries in Buda, Tex.  after a parent’s complaint. The book includes definitions of rape, incest, sexual assault, and intercourse.

Find the map here: http://bannedbooksweek.org/mappingcensorship

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