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Here are the latest posts about Banned Books on Readers Read:

  • Books by Sherman Alexie and Toni Morrison Make List of Most Banned Books (2015-04-14): Sherman Alexie's The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian and Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye are two of the most banned books of 2014.

  • Novels by Lauren Myracle, Stephenie Meyer on ALA's Top Ten Most Challenged Book List (2010-04-15): 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 (2009-10-07): In 2008, the American Liberary Associated recorded 513 cases where books were targeted for censorship.

  • Newberry Medal Winner Banned From Libraries (2007-02-20): The Higher Power of Lucky, which won the prestigious Newberry Medal, has been banned from a number of school libraries in the South and West because the word "scrotum" appears on the first page.

  • Celebrating the Freedom to Read (2005-09-29): 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.