An Interactive Map of Banned and Challenged Books

banned and challenged books

The last week in September is Banned Books Week.  To mark the event, an interactive map has been created that shows requests for removal of books from public libraries and school libraries for the period 2007-2009.  The map is created from cases reported to and documented by the American Library Association.

The image above is a screencap.  The interactive map itself can be accessed at this link.

The ALA also has a listing of the top ten most frequently challenged books for 2008.

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Hooray! My home state of Arkansas didn't have a marker anywhere on it. I'm shocked. There's a ton of really conservative religious type people here that I would have thought might have supported some book banning.
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@Neil: Breathe, dude.

My implied question was really if and how many books are banned in Western countries outside the US? Is the US unique in its paranoia about reading materials?
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