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It's Banned Books Week once again, and this year marks the 30th anniversary of people celebrating the freedom to read.
Over at the ALA's Banned Books Week website is a ton of information about banned and challenged books, in-person and virtual BBW events, and free downloads. I've been reading their stats on the number of challenges by year, reason, and initiator, and it's pretty interesting. Did you know that by far, the most common initiator of a challenge is a parent? And the most common reason for the challenge is content considered sexually explicit? All of the stats are available here, in easy-to-peruse graph form. (I love me some graphs.)
Twenty Boy Summer and I'll read it ASAP. The school board in Republic, MO voted to remove it from the curriculum in 2011.
Are you reading any banned or challenged books this week? What's your favorite banned book?