Censor This! (Our Bi-Weekly Censorship Round-Up)
What's up in censorship news?
- The Perks of Being a Wallflower (one of 2006 most banned books, according to the ALA) is being challenged for its inclusion on a summer reading list in New York state. All the books on the list are optional, chosen to reflect a range of interests. Ironically, the list was compiled after much consultation with students and teachers specifically because students weren't reading the books on the previous summer reading list.
- Interesting article on the controversies over gay themes in picture books. Arthur Levine is quoted.
- A new fatwa for Salman Rushdie.