Nominations Needed for Banned Books Top Ten

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There is still time to nominate titles for the 2008 Banned Books Top Ten.

The Banned Books list is timed so that booksellers can use these titles and the list in conjunction with Banned Books Week displays and related events. (Banned Books Week is scheduled this year for September 27 to October 4.) The list features titles (both for adults and for children) that have been banned or challenged in bookstores and/or libraries.

Booksellers can nominate hardcover and paperback titles, frontlist and backlist, for the Banned Books list. Any ABA member bookseller can e-mail nominations to indienextlist@bookweb.org, or they can use the convenient online nomination form. (The URL has changed for the online nomination form; so booksellers are encouraged to bookmark the new URL.)

According to the American Library Association, the list of the 10 most challenged titles for 2007 includes And Tango Makes Three, The Golden Compass, Olive's Ocean, and The Chocolate War. (More information about Banned Books Week is available from ABFFE and from ALA).

Read more about resources for Banned Books Week in today's issue.