This week, the American Library Association and others invite you to celebrate books that are worthwhile enough to offend the sensibility of bad parents and culture-warring school boards. It's Banned Book Week
, everyone; go out right now and buy copies of Slaughterhouse-Five
, Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret.
, The Catcher in the Rye
, and so on, for all your cousins, nieces, nephews, neighbor children, etc.
2008's Most Challenged Book in America, for the third year running, was And Tango Makes Three, a picture book about gay penguins raising a baby penguin together.