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?