Saturday, October 6, 2012

Why Are They Banned? Banned Books Week 2012 : To Kill a Mockingbird, Go Ask Alice & Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee:
Challenged or banned for offensive and racially insensitive language, racism, adult themes such as
sexual intercourse, rape, and incest

From our catalog:

Go Ask Alice by Anonymous:
Challenged or banned for depiction of drug use, explicit language, using street terms for sex,
blasphemy, and talk of worms eating body parts
From our catalog:

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee Brown:
Banned because of the possibility of it being controversial. Yes, just because of the possibility.

From our catalog:

And there you have it, 15 books that have been banned or challenged. There are a great deal more, but we hope this inspires you to read banned books!

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