It's Banned Book Week!!!
Here are some links to get you started.
The Banned Book Week website
A list of authors who have been censored, banned or challenged, including Anne Frank, J.D. Salinger, Maya Angelou and William Shakespeare.
Another list of censored books put together by YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association)
This one includes A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeleine L’Engle, and The Giver by Lois Lowry, both personal favorites of mine AND Newbery Medal winners.
Recent stories of attempts to remove books:
Ellen Hopkins, part 1 and part 2
Laurie Halse Anderson (if you read none of these other links, please read this one!)
As you can tell, I don't believe in the banning of books in public libraries and public schools. As a writer, and as a person who is facinated by different kinds of people, this is perhaps not surprising.
What do YOU think?