What Gets a British Children’s Bestseller Banned?

In Children's by Dennis Abrams

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. …

Obscene in the Extreme: Talking about Banned Books

In Ed's Perspective by Edward Nawotka

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 …