Mother Says Book on Cancer Cell Research Is Too 'Pornographic' for Son's School

A Tennessee woman is claiming that The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, a biography of a black woman whose cervical cancer cells were taken without her consent and used for medical research (a book available in nearly every airport), is “pornographic.” Jackie Sims says her 15-year-old son shouldn’t have been assigned… »9/12/15 2:00pm9/12/15 2:00pm


Saga Was One Of The Most Challenged Books In US Libraries Last Year

Comics are no strangers to the sometimes weird world of Book bans in the US — but in 2014, more comics than ever made the American Library Association's list of challenged books. One in particular: Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples' Saga, called out for, among other things, being anti-family. Buh-wha? »4/13/15 6:23pm4/13/15 6:23pm

The 12 Weirdest Reasons For Banning Science Fiction and Fantasy Books

It's Banned Books Week! But people are trying to keep great books out of libraries and schools every hour of every day, year round. And often, people's reasons for challenging these titles are really, really... outlandish. Here are 12 SF and fantasy books that people have given incomprehensible reasons for banning. »9/25/14 1:18pm9/25/14 1:18pm

Celebrate Controversial Science Fiction — Read a Banned Book

The last week in September is the American Library Association's Banned Books Week, when the ALA highlights books that have been banned and challenged in bookstores, libraries, and schools across the United States. You can check out our list of the most frequently banned science fiction books of the 21st Century, or… »9/28/09 7:30pm9/28/09 7:30pm

Scifi Books that Have Been Banned in the Twenty-First Century

Click to view »10/10/08 11:40am10/10/08 11:40amAlien zoo sex, vulgar language, and the horrors of war have earned this novel (which shall remain nameless) a place on many a banned books list. And it's hardly alone. Even in just the last decade, parents have tried to remove their least favorite titles from school libraries, and works of science fiction…