Banned Books

The Most Controversial Books At Libraries

CP | Hillel Italie, The Associated Press | Posted 06.13.2014 | Canada Living

NEW YORK, N.Y. - The potty humour of "Captain Underpants" children's books and the mature exploration of race and family violence by Nobel laureate To...

Why the Freedom to Read Matters

Freedom to Read Week | Posted 04.26.2014 | Canada Impact
Freedom to Read Week

In a world without the freedom to read, I am Salman Rushdie. I am 460 Confucian scholars who were suffocated to death so that recorded history would begin with the reign of Emperor Shih Huang Ti. I am Martin Luther whose Ninety-Five Theses was burned, but not before it set the stage for the Protestant Reformation. In a world without the freedom to read, I am anyone who has ever been censored into silence.

Banning Books in the Age of Information

Robert Wheaton | Posted 12.01.2011 | Canada
Robert Wheaton

On Jan. 25, Twitter's website became inaccessible in Egypt. Protestors, who had gathered in Cairo's Tahrir Square and in other cities across the count...

The Diary of a Young Girl, Anne Frank

Danielle Crittenden | Posted 12.01.2011 | Canada
Danielle Crittenden

The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini

Danielle Crittenden | Posted 11.30.2011 | Canada
Danielle Crittenden

Animal Farm, George Orwell

Danielle Crittenden | Posted 11.29.2011 | Canada
Danielle Crittenden

To Ban or Not to Ban

Jonathan Mendelsohn | Posted 11.28.2011 | Canada
Jonathan Mendelsohn

As certain as death or taxes, it seems that so long as there are folks writing books there will always be those banning them. Little has changed these...

Soft Target: How the Indian Intelligence Service Penetrated Canada, Zuhair Kashmeri and Brian McAndrew

Danielle Crittenden | Posted 11.28.2011 | Canada
Danielle Crittenden

The 'What's Happening to My Body?' Book for Boys, Lynda Madaras and Area Madaras

Danielle Crittenden | Posted 11.27.2011 | Canada
Danielle Crittenden

Brave New World, Aldous Huxley

Danielle Crittenden | Posted 11.25.2011 | Canada
Danielle Crittenden

Get Ready to Burn Through Some Books

Danielle Crittenden | Posted 11.24.2011 | Canada
Danielle Crittenden

Today kicks off Banned Books Week: the Huffington Post Canada and Indigo have teamed up to bring our readers' attention to books that have been banned or challenged, both in North America and around the world. Starting tomorrow, we will feature one noteworthy book per day that has come under fire, either by a government or a community. Should parents have the right to raise objections to what books their children are taught or are available in their school libraries? And should every book be exempt from challenge, no matter what its point of view or literary merit? These are important questions to consider and discuss this week. Whatever your opinion, remember that in Canada you are free to read a book, judge it on its merits, and discuss it openly.