Monday, September 22, 2008

Banned Books Week

Once a year, the American Library Association asks us to be aware that all across the country people are demanding certain books be removed from library shelves. This is called a 'challenge' and ALA keeps track of many of them. I poked around through some of their lists, and here's what surprised me right off: the Captain Underpants series of children's books is often challenged. Hey, the title alone makes me laugh. I haven't read these books, but apparently I should. I'm obviously missing out! How did he become the Captain, and whose underpants are being worn? Ah, the age-old questions posed by books that are apparently found offensive.

American Library Association Banned Books Week

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