March 1st, 2005

userinfo senji
2005/03/01 10:13:00 - Banned books sheep

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userinfo king_of_wrong
2005/03/01 11:00:52
The ALA publishes lists of challenged and banned books but this doesn't match their lists for recent years. In their case, the bans come from state/county school/library boards who decide that such books are "not suitable for children" and hence must be removed to protect people from themselves. The ALA holds an annual Banned Books Week in which everyone is encouraged to read a book from the list.

This, however, looks more like a global list (the bible isn't often banned in English-speaking countries), and over the course of the 20th century (no Harry Potter).

As for why it's 110, I'd suspect that's due to someone inserting ten choices of their own... or perhaps it's due to a posting size limit?
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userinfo cartesiandaemon
2005/03/01 11:50:04
The bible is banned in american public schools, according to people who think teaching it should be mandatory.
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