Book Bannings in America, Mapped

Travel Blog  •  Eva Holland  •  09.01.09 | 1:25 PM ET

Banned Books Week has a mashup of all the book bans (and resulting challenges) in the Lower 48 over the last two years. Anyone expecting a certain, er, geographical censorship concentration might be in for a surprise: Brooklyn and the Bay Area, for instance, are represented right alongside the more stereotypical suspects. (Via The Book Bench)

Eva Holland is co-editor of World Hum. She is a former associate editor at Up Here and Up Here Business magazines, and a contributor to Vela. She's based in Canada's Yukon territory.

2 Comments for Book Bannings in America, Mapped

Chris 09.01.09 | 5:25 PM ET

0 in Arkansas or Utah, but many on the Eastern Seaboard? Another bad day for the stereotypers.

Dan Kleinman 09.02.09 | 1:04 AM ET

That map is loaded with false and misleading information.  No books have been banned in the USA for about a half a century.  See “National Hogwash Week.”  It’s sad to see American Library Association propaganda so willingly rebroadcast.

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