Censor This! (Our Censorship Round-Up)
Oh, my. Lots to link to this week:
- A new media rating site for parents, Kids in Mind, that doesn't make moral judgements, but instead gives parents information, so they can make their own judgements.
- The American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression has chosen Speechless (a non-fiction title) by Bruce Barry as its “ABFFE Book of the Month," part of a campaign to promote free speech.
- One of those depressing lists about how little Americans read that make you want to give up writing completely.
- Another example of American Puritanism: the illustrator of a German picture book is asked to censor two anatomically correct pieces of art in a museum. Honestly, the pictures must be seen for this story to seem as outrageous as it is.