Every year, works of literature are challenged in libraries and schools around the world. Sometimes they get banned, sometimes they get burned, sometimes the challenge fails.
Despite the fact that my wife sometimes hides James Dobson books when she finds them at the library, I am generally opposed to censorship. So it seems is Google, who are promoting Banned Book Week, which ends tomorrow. If you follow that link you can read some of the most challenged books (the copyright free ones anyway) online.
The number one banned books of the 21st century are the Harry Potter series. Obviously they’re not available on Google. I will be corrupting my son with them in years to come though, along with:
The Lord of the Rings, JRR Tolkien – Burned in Alamagordo, N. Mex. (2001) outside Christ Community Church along with other Tolkien novels as satanic.