Timeline: 30 Years of Liberating Literature
Since 1982, Banned Books Week has rallied librarians, booksellers, authors, publishers, teachers, and readers of all types to celebrate and defend the freedom to read. As we commemorate 30 years of Banned Books Week and enter our 31st year of protecting readers' rights, ALA is pleased to unveil this timeline of significant banned and challenged books.
I am particularly boggled that the 1990 choice for the timeline says: "In 1990, “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark” was challenged in the Livonia, MI schools because the poems were thought to frighten first grade children. " When I was in the first grade, we had a little exercise called Martyr of the Week.... I still have not entirely recovered.