This is an older post, and honestly I didn’t do any fact checking, but the point is that there are voices out there that want to silence others. The Giving Tree? Little House of the Prairie? Read and judge for yourself.
Banned Books Awareness Week is a time to celebrate our intellectual freedom by reading books that others have deemed unacceptable for certain people to read. Reasons books get banned or challenged (which means someone wants the book banned from a school or library, but the request was denied) vary from “unacceptable sexual content “and “excessive violence” to “animals don’t talk” and “the book is a real downer.”
Now, if you are anything like me, you will want to stick it to Big Brother and read as many banned & challenged books as you can, but what if you don’t know what books have been banned? Don’t worry. We polled our 3,000 Bibliomaniacs to let us know what their favorite banned books are. So without further ado, here are 40 Banned [or challenged] Books to Read at Your Own Risk.
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