Thursday, March 16, 2006

Challenged Books in the US and Canada

The American Library Association just published its most recent list of challenged books.

According to the Association, a challenged is "a formal, written complaint, filed with a library or school requesting that materials be removed because of content or appropriateness. The majority of challenges are reported by public libraries, schools and school libraries".

In Canada, various organizations associated with the book trades just marked the Freedom to Read Week. One of the resources produced by the sponsors of the week is a list that provides information on more than 100 books that have been challenged in Canada in the past few years.

Most challenges have to do with sex, homosexuality, religion or race.

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posted by Michel-Adrien at 7:06 pm


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