101 books — 15 voters
Books may challenged at a local, community level. As a result, books can be removed from schools or libraries, although these bans do not extend outside of that area. Similarly, religions may issue lists of banned books – a historical example being the Roman Catholic Church's Index Librorum Prohibitorum – which do not always carry legal force.
Also see Banned Books.
Also see Banned Books.
Banned & Challenged Classics
Best of Banned and Challenged Books
209 books — 244 voters
Banned Books Week 2013: What Are You Planning on Reading?
2 books — 3 voters
Banned & Challenged YA Novels
65 books — 153 voters
“ He had his eyes closed and rocked himself so much that everyone thought he would soon crash to the ground. And then it happened. He crashed to the ground. Surprised, he lay on the ground on his side, not sure what had happened, looking around. Next he jumped up and listened to Matica’s singing again, starting to rock himself once more. His eyes closed slowly, his beak opened. And then he crashed to the ground a second time. This time he kept lying down, spreading his free wing up into the air an ...more ”
“ If there's one American belief I hold above all others, it's that those who would set themselves up in judgment on matters of what is "right" and what is "best" should be given no rest; that they should have to defend their behavior most stringently. ... As a nation, we've been through too many fights to preserve our rights of free thought to let them go just because some prude with a highlighter doesn't approve of them." [Bangor Daily News, Guest Column of March 20, 1992] ”
To celebrate Banned Books Week (Sept. 30 -Oct.6th) I wanted to start a group where we read books…more
[close] To celebrate Banned Books Week (Sept. 30 -Oct.6th) I wanted to start a group where we read books on the Banned Book list! This is to celebrate our right to read what we want! All information in the group page comes from ala.org and bannedbooksweek.org, I do not own any of the information!
12 members, last active 6 years ago
“Censorship is the child of fear and the father of ignorance.” ― Laurie Halse Anderson, Speak Fo…more
[close] “Censorship is the child of fear and the father of ignorance.” ― Laurie Halse Anderson, Speak For decades, novels, essays, and works of literature have been banned and/or challenged by the general public for their views on certain issues and representations of society. Coming from a country that isn't too keen on candidness and the complete freedom of expression has allowed us to finally ask the question: Should books be banned? Every month we would engage in the reading of a book that has been banned by a government, library, association, or group in recent history and in current times. Reading books challenged or banned by society strengthens and opens up the mind. The books that society bans reflects greatly on society's flaws. So get a head first on your intellect and oppress censorship! WARNING: ALL BOOKS THAT ARE TO BE READ IN THIS GROUP HAVE BEEN BANNED AND/OR CHALLENGED BY GOVERNMENTS AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC IN CURRENT TIMES AND IN RECENT HISTORY. JOIN AT YOUR OWN RISK.
158 members, last active one year ago
Have you ever wondered why certain books were banned from a school or a public library? Have you…more
[close] Have you ever wondered why certain books were banned from a school or a public library? Have you ever reviewed the list, and laughed about some of the titles on the list? Do you support banned book week?This group is for you. Here we read a new book every month, and discuss why it was banned, and provide reviews of books. Invite your friends! The more the merrier. Come along the journey of the banned book society.
249 members, last active one year ago
This group is for the promotion of banned or challenged books. As a reader or an author it shoul…more
[close] This group is for the promotion of banned or challenged books. As a reader or an author it should bother you that any book is hidden or forbidden!
80 members, last active 5 years ago
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