Wouldn't it be nice to live in the world where, at the slightest suggestion of real-world sex or violence, parents didn't scream bloody murder about inappropriate content in school libraries?
Sadly, despite it being 2011, we don't yet live in a society free of intolerant folks who turn up their nose at a book that features homosexuality or talks frankly about drugs.
I don't know if I've got this right, but I'd like to think that school book banning happens less in Canada than it does in the United States. If anyone has statistics that prove or disprove this, I'd love to see them.
Thanks to tweep @redheadwriting, I spotted this awesome infographic on The Good. While it shows the books most likely to prompt parent complaints in the United States, I think it's still worth a look for Canadian readers.
To get a better look, view it in interative mode on The Good Website.