Censorship News

New Edition of Huckleberry Finn Censors the N-Word (January 5, 2011): A new edition of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn will be released in which the n-word - which appears more than 200 times in the book -- will be replaced with the word slave.

Novels by Lauren Myracle, Stephenie Meyer on ALA's Top Ten Most Challenged Book List (April 15, 2010): Lauren Myracle's bestselling young adult novel series ttyl, which are written in the style of instant messaging, topped the American Library Association's (ALA) Top Ten list of the Most Frequently Challenged Books of 2009.

Children's Book About Gay Penguins Tops Banned Book List (October 7, 2009): In 2008, the American Liberary Associated recorded 513 cases where books were targeted for censorship.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez's Latest Book Banned In Iran (November 16, 2007): Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez's latest book has been banned in Iran after the censors found out that the name of the book had been changed to make it sound less racy.

Author Taslima Nasreen Assaulted by Muslim Lawmakers (August 10, 2007): Fatwas and death threats aren't just for bestselling author Salman Rushdie.

Celebrating the Freedom to Read (September 29, 2005): The Book Standard is running an interesting series of articles celebrating Banned Books Week, the week that the American Library Association ("ALA") encourages everyone to go out and read all those books that various special interest groups want banned.

Jordan Bans Saddam Hussein's Novel (June 28, 2005): Ousted Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein's novel called Get Out You Damned has been banned by Jordan officials who say the novel could harm relations between Jordan and Iraq.

Jon Stewart's America Banned in Mississippi (January 11, 2005): The librarians in Mississippi are no fans of Jon Stewart, apparently.

Mom Wants Catcher in the Rye Banned (December 9, 2004): The Culture Wars are edging towards a full conflagration as a mother in Maine spearheads the effort to keep J.

Wal-Mart Bans George Carlin's New Book (October 29, 2004): Wal-Mart appears to be in a battle with comedians.

Wal-Mart Refuses Bestselling Daily Show Book (October 22, 2004): America: The Book, the incredibly popular book by John stewart and the cast of The Daily Show, has been banned from Wal-Mart's shelves.

Craig Unger's Book Banned at Amazon-UK (July 30, 2004): According to the Guardian, Craig Unger's bestselling book, House of Bush, House of Saud:The Secret Relationship Between the World's Two Most Powerful Dynasties is not being carried by Amazon UK, although it is being carried by traditional bookstores.