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… »9/09/15 12:30pm9/09/15 12:30pm


Chill Pope Totally Supports Banned Book About Gay Parents

Look, you can say whatever you want about our reigning Pope, but you can’t deny that the dude is a little more chill than his predecessors (especially the last one). This has been made even more evident by the fact that the last authority on anything Catholic has taken up as a supporter of a controversial children’s… »8/28/15 10:55am8/28/15 10:55am

Christian Students Tell Duke They Won't Read Fun Home Because It's Too Dirty

Fun Home is an award-winning graphic memoir by Alison Bechdel that’s been turned into a hit Broadway musical. It’s about painful childhoods, sexuality, and recognizing that one’s parents have possibly unforgivable flaws; it also features a lesbian protagonist whose father cheats on his wife with men. So, Christian… »8/25/15 6:40pm8/25/15 6:40pm

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 1:57pm9/25/14 1:57pm