- Stuck in the Middle: 17 Comics from an Unpleasant Age has been challenged at the Buckfield Junior-Senior High School library in Buckfield, Maine.
- Did you know that New Zealand has a list of 1304 banned books? And that selling one of them could result in being "fined up to $200,000 or jailed for up to 10 years"? Me, either. Lots more info (including a database of banned titles) at New Zealand's Office of Film & Literature Classification (the person in charge of the office is titled the "Chief Censor"!) and their Department of Internal Affairs.
- Judy Blume interviewed on NPR's Talk of the Nation.
- Sam's Club pulled The Brick Bible from shelves, hilariously, because it was a little too faithful to the original source material. Heh. Anyway, obviously, it all came about when some people made the faulty assumption that Legos = Children's Book, and then complained about it when they discovered the sex and violence and whatnot. There also seems to also be some confusion about whether or not Sam's Club (it seems to be a they-said/they-said situation) had a hand in a dozen or so of the original images from the author's website being excised from the print version to begin with...
- Iraqi students: Not so interested in American books.
- Bhagavad Gita as It Is is facing a ban in Russia.
- Once again, the ladies aren't appearing on the Best of Lists.