According to the American Library Association there were “at least 513 actual and attempted book bannings in the US in 2008.” At the top of the list? And Tango Makes Three by Peter Parnell and Justin Richardson. That’s right. A children’s book about penguins.
The Nation‘s Peter Rothberg is not surprised that US citizens are still attempting to ban books; no what surprises him is the ALA’s interactive map that shows where in the US the bannings have taken place. “Would you have guessed that many of the bluest states have been just as guilty as the cradle of the Confederacy?”