It’s easy to dismiss the banning of books as something that happened a long time ago. But, perhaps surprisingly, it’s not true. Pull up a map of books banned in the U.S. between 2007 and 2011 and all you see are drop pins of case after case after case of censorship.
And despite what you might assume, these books aren’t necessarily banned purely on the basis of “obscenity,” such as sexual imagery or violence. Unfortunately, it’s not just about old white men who hate sex (although, to be fair, a lot of the time, it is).