Thursday, September 30, 2010
The practice of banning books is not new.
In Ireland in 1726 Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels was banned for ‘wickedness.’
This year Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do You See? (illustrated by Eric Carle) was briefly challenged, in the mistaken belief that the author had also written an adult book, Ethical Marxism.
Dictionaries have been banned.
So has the Diary of Anne Frank.
And Charlotte’s Web.