Welcome to Banned Books Week!
Looking for a banned book to read? Lucky for you, there's no reason to leave the house: half the childhood classics on your bookshelf have been banned or challenged somewhere: Chris Crutcher? Shel Silverstein? Madeleine L'Engle? The Captain Underpants series? All apparently out to steal your soul, dear readers, with their evil storytelling powers!
Click here for the American Library Association's Banned Books Week page, and here for their list of the top ten challenged books/series in 2006. Please note that the number one book, Tango Makes Three, is one we've blogged about before. It's about gay penguins. Who on God's green earth could possibly feel threatened by the sex lives of penguins?