But it's also a little disturbing. There are a lot of Americans out there whose first impulse when they see an idea they don't like is to try and guarantee that no one else can be exposed to it.
As part of Banned Book Week, the ALA has plotted data from their own case files and those of the Kids' Right to Read Project (a collaboration of the National Coalition Against Censorship and the American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression) onto Google Maps.
Each location has a pop-up providing the basics of the case, and usually links to more information.
View Book Bans and Challenges, 2007-2009 in a larger map