I just learned that my book The Smile of a Dolphin: Remarkable Accounts of Animal Emotions is now banned in certain libraries or class reading lists of certain schools in Texas. It's number 6 on the current list with such books as Paintings from the Cave, Talking in the Dark, and World War Z.
I think this is a very interesting and rather unanticipated move and a few people have asked me why I think this was done. The ban does indeed reflect on our relationships with other animals and the best answer I can come up with is that it is due to the presence of evolutionary arguments about animal emotions, there are some essays on sexual behavior and aggression, and there is a picture of a whale's penis. The major reason books are banned is that they contain sex, profanity, violence, religion, race, or politics. My book is guilty of two of these charges -- sex and violence.