[WikiEN-l] List of banned books

Jimmy Wales jwales at wikia.com
Wed Oct 4 23:08:52 UTC 2006

Kim van der Linde wrote:
> The [[List of banned books]] is a mess, and the way people have added 
> challenged books to the list (ALA_2000 entries) and the clogging up with 
> many doubtful entries (just listed without explanations etc) has made it 
> the target of creationists who try to get a book listed that a book that 
> they claim is banned, but which in fact is far from that (if their 
> rational holds, the bible is banned book).
> Could some people deal with this list?

I was just chatting with someone about this page the other day.  Part of 
the problem is that the ALA puts out a very melodramatic list each year 
for "Banned Books Week".  Upon close inspection, the books are very 
seldom "banned" books.  They have sometimes been removed from school 
reading lists for stupid reasons, but still perfectly well available in 
the school library, etc.

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