Banned Books

A banned book is one that has been removed from the shelves of a library, bookstore, or classroom because of its controversial content. In some cases, banned books of the past have been burned and/or refused publication. Possession of banned books has at times been regarded as an act of treason or heresy, which was punishable by death, torture, prison time, or other acts of retribution.

Since there is a large number of banned books, some publishers have specialized in them.

Books are still banned in the 2010s. Nowhere in the world can everything be published, although the prohibitions vary str
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To Kill a Mockingbird
The Catcher in the Rye
1984
Fahrenheit 451
Brave New World
Animal Farm
Lord of the Flies
Of Mice and Men
Slaughterhouse-Five
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
The Color Purple
The Handmaid's Tale (The Handmaid's Tale, #1)
The Giver (The Giver, #1)
The Perks of Being a Wallflower

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Stephen King
Censorship and the suppression of reading materials are rarely about family values and almost always about controlabout who is snapping the whip, who is saying no, and who is saying go. Censorship's bottom line is this: if the novel Christine offends me, I don't want just to make sure it's kept from my kid; I want to make sure it's kept from your kid, as well, and all the kids. This bit of intellectual arrogance, undemocratic and as old as time, is best expressed this way: "If it's bad for me an ...more
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Cressida Cowell
I myself grew up to be not only a Hero, but also a Writer. When I was an adult, I rewrote A Hero's Guide to Deadly Dragons, and I included not only some descriptions of the various deadly dragon species, and a useful Dragonese Dictionary, but also this story of how the book came to be written in the first place. This is the book that you are holding in your hands right now. Perhaps you even borrowed it from a Library? If so, thank Thor that the sinister figure of the Hairy Scary Librarian is ...more
Cressida Cowell, A Hero's Guide to Deadly Dragons

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