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Banned Books!

September 28, 2010

This is my favorite week of the year (ok, maybe that’s going a bit far) – Banned Books Week!  Nothing gets me more fired up than people telling me I can’t or shouldn’t do something.  Learn more about banned books  here and select some to read here.

In honor of Banned Books Week, here are my top favorite banned or challenged books.

  • Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger – Reasons: sexaully explicit, religious viewpoint, unsuited to age group
  • Of Mice and Men , by John Steinbeck – Reasons: offensive language, violence, racism
  • Animal Farm, by George Orwell – Reasons: political concerns, offensive pictures
  • The Bluest Eye, by Toni Morrison – Reasons: vulgar language, sexual explicitness, and violent imagery
  • James and the Giant Peach, by Roald Dahl – Reasons: mystical/magical elements

What are your favorite banned books?

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