‘The prohibition of books betrays so much about their times and the respective political order,’ says Frankfurt’s Juergen Boos ahead of Book Fair’s presentation of documenta 14’s new ‘The Parthenon of Books.’
Why are Dav Pilkey’s Captain Underpants books so consistently banned when they contain nothing objectionable? Because they teach children to challenge authority.
Cory Doctorow’s novel ‘Little Brother’ has been cut from a Florida schools summer reading program after the principal accused it of promoting ‘hacker culture.’
A growing right wing movement France has begun attacking children’s books depicting content (nudity, homosexuality) they call ‘immoral.’
The books series cited as most often subject to complaints in 2012, as determined by an American Library Association study, was Dav Pilkey’s Captain Underpants books.
New freedoms and the patronage of pro-Democracy politician Aung San Suu Kyi helped Myanmar host its first book festival, where once-banned books were openly on display.
By Dennis Abrams LONDON: With over three million copies sold in the UK alone, it’s safe to say that Robert Muchamore’s CHERUB series is a bestselling phenomenon and Muchamore himself is in high demand as a school speaker. The series consists of 15 YA novels about a group of orphans working for a junior division of the British Security Service. …
A senior Russian Orthodox official insists that novels by Vladimir Nabokov and Gabriel Garcia Marquez should be banned from Russia’s high schools.
UpRise Books Project is on a mission to get banned and challenged books directly into the hands of underprivileged middle school and high school students.
By Edward Nawotka Yes, it still happens…and not just in Texas. Books continue to get banned in the United States. Believe it. As a teenager in Detroit I remember the consternation that filled a librarians face when I requested a copy of Lolita to read and was duly informed that it was deemed “inappropriate” reading material for the citizens of …