Banned Book News Roundup

Maps? I love ’em! Well, maybe except for this one:

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The Pentagon has figured out a way to take a book out of circulation without actually banning it.

Here’s a good anti-censorship manifesto from the writer who was recently “disinvited” from a youth book fair.

Missouri college students protest professor’s efforts to ban books.

Here’s one book that was banned before it was even written.

A great column about the joys of reading books that parents might want to ban, and why it’s so important to read them.

One of the most common reasons people try to ban books is sex.  Here is some writerly advice on writing about sex.

Speaking of which, it’s always about sex, isn’t it?

Enough about sex already . . . uh, not so fast. Of all the landmark book banning trials, this one was the landmarkiest!

Helicopter mom, much? Jesus!

Do you think they’ll ever release the censored Looney Tunes cartoons?

We’ll end this roundup with a few lines from W.H. Auden:

Defenseless under the night
Our world in stupor lies;
Yet, dotted everywhere,
Ironic points of light
Flash out wherever the Just
Exchange their messages . . .

And one of those points of light just flashed out in San Luis Obispo.

© 2010, Paul Woodford. All rights reserved.


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