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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Ellen Hopkins
A word to the unwise. Torch every book. Char every page. Burn every word to ash. Ideas are incombustible. And therein lies your real fear.
Ellen Hopkins

George Orwell
She spent an astonishing amount of time in attending lectures and demonstrations, distributing literature for the Junior Anti-Sex League, preparing banners for Hate Week, making collections for the savings campaign, and such-like activities. It paid, she said; it was camouflage. If you kept the small rules you could break the big ones.
George Orwell, 1984

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