Banned Books Week, 2013: Good News! Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man is back on the Shelves

Wednesday night, the Randolph County School Board reversed its ban on Ralph Ellison’s novel Invisible Man, just nine days after they had removed the book from school library shelves. The vote was six to one. Only board member Gary Mason deemed the book “not appropriate for young teenagers,” according to David Zucchino of the Los Angeles Times.

School board relents: Invisible Man is “vulgar,” but it’s back on the shelves | MobyLives.

Banned Books Week, 2013: There were 464 challenges in 2012

There were 464 challenges, as reported by the Office for Intellectual Freedom, American Library Association, in 2012.

This book was #2 on the list:

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie.
Reasons: Offensive language, racism, sexually explicit, unsuited for age group

Just so you know.

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DSM-5 is now available in both print and online format! We’ve had the new DSM for a while now, but the online version is now included in our database “PsychiatryOnline.”  cover_DSM-5_3D