View Book Bans and Challenges, 2007-2010 in a larger map. The map is drawn from cases documented by ALA and the Kids' Right to Read Project.
September 25 through October 2, 2010 is Banned Book Week. I'm going to resist posting a list of books that have been banned for various, sundry and ridiculous reasons because it's too easy and much overdone. Hey, some of the books I wouldn't have in my library or buy for my two kids, but that's no reason for censorship.
Instead, I submit for your approval a lovely map charting which books were banned where. I was disappointed to see geographical clusters on both the Left and Right Coasts, but then I realized, book banning isn't a function of metropolitan life or rural life. Instead, we see that, where there are people, there are people willing to ban books. --C'est dommage. C'est tres dommage.