A Map of Book Bans and Challenges

Next week is the ALA’s banned books week. Just in time for that, Janet Kenney (Library Lady J on Twitter) shared with me a Google Map representing the places where books have been banned or challenged in the United States since 2007. Each placemark on the map contains the name of the book and a brief explanation of why it was challenged or banned. Check out the map below.

Applications for Education
Banned Books Week is good time for teachers to combine lessons in literature with lessons in Civics. It’s a good opportunity to have a discussion with your students about freedom of speech and freedom of the press.

Thank You Readers for 14 Amazing Years!