In Celebration of Banned Books Week

From Shelf-Awareness today: Among the many volunteer readers, Matt Phillips, a librarian at the Twin Hickory Public Library, Glen Allen, VA and his daughter Sydney read Where's Waldo by Martin Handford (No. 88 on the ALA's top 100 banned and challenged books 1990-2000) in the library's Banned Books Weeks window. Adrienne Minock, teen librarian at Twin Hickory, wrote that the window has "gotten a lot of attention. We hear a lot of 'Mom, what are those people doing in there?' The best part has been hearing parents explain to their kids what the display is all about, which is exactly what we wanted to happen!"

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Why on earth is Where's Waldo a banned book?

Is the name Waldo offensive in some communities or something?

Wheres Osama being banned I could understand (slightly, but that's designed as a comedic book not a children's book)

According to the BBW

According to the BBW resource guide, a parent objected to a topless woman among the hundreds of figures depicted in a beach scene.

waldo

Look very closely at the pictures. There are some funny ones that include a few naked behinds. It's all very innocent, but some people must find behinds offensive.

This window is genius!

Just brilliant. Go Twin Hickory.

I agree

so cool

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