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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Pete Hautman
Yes, books are dangerous. They should be dangerous - they contain ideas.
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Germaine Greer
Above all, for his merciless, contemptuous treatment of Clifford Chatterley, blown to bits in Flanders in 1918, Lawrence can be damned to hell. Damned but not banned.
Germaine Greer

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