It seems appropriate, even though as far as I know, Terry Pratchett's books have never been banned, to remind people that Banned Books Week--celebrating the freedom to choose what one reads-- is celebrated in the US every year on the last week in September (or in this case from September 27 through October 4). This is something we always supported in our store, and I thought I should bring it to your attention.
BBW celebrates the freedom to choose or the freedom to express one’s opinion even if that opinion might be considered unorthodox or unpopular and stresses the importance of ensuring the availability of those unorthodox or unpopular viewpoints to all who wish to read them. After all, intellectual freedom can exist only where these two essential conditions are met.
BBW is sponsored by the American Booksellers Association, American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression, American Library Association, American Society of Journalists and Authors, Association of American Publishers, National Association of College Stores, and is endorsed by the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress.
To see a list provided by Amazon (US) of recently banned books
you can look at that link which gives you more detailed descriptions. But for a really appalling and comprehensive list of books which have been banned somewhere in this country--and perhaps others, The Pelham Library has compiled a two page list ofchallenged and banned books
and has issued a challange of it's own for intelligent people to read as many as possible.
How many of these have you read? (Note--you won't believe the books on the list--so take a look)