Did you know that Harry Potter was banned in some places? How about In the Night Kitchen by Maurice Sendak? Or Forever . . . by Judy Blume? All those great books, and many more, have been banned at some time, some place.
Now there’s a new site to help promote banned books– bannedbooksweek.org. The site was crated by the American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression and the American Library Association, to help booksellers and librarians promote Banned Books Week (September 27-October 4), and to help readers find banned books through participating bookstores and libraries.
If you work at a bookstore or library and would like to be listed, you can submit details here.
The site is a little skimpy right now on information–I would love to see a comprehensive list (by genre or category) of all the books that have been banned, and when. I’m assuming that will come, though. In the meantime, the site has some good ideas about what you can do to help around banned books.
Thanks to Shelf Awareness for the info.