Reblogged: The Absolutely True Story of Banned Books by Aaron Burkhalter

Found this while browsing for material to share with you during this Banned Books Week.

In the article, Burkhalter discusses what books are banned most, and why they are banned.

One quote, in particular, from Chris Finan, director of the American Booksellers for Free Expression, really hit home to me. It was

“There’s no question that minority authors tend to get hit more often because they are raising issues that people don’t want to deal with,”

Imagine that “raising issues that people don’t want to deal with”. As I stated before in a previous article, at one point Anne Frank was challenged/banned because it was “too depressing”. If that doesn’t perfectly illustrate the point, I don’t know what does.

Anyways, click here to be directed to the original article.