Thursday, November 25, 2010

Six Books Banned in the United States

Huckleberry Finn
Banned from many school libraries because of the use of the word "nigger." Considered the finest novel in American history.

The Dictionary
Banned by the Anchorage School Board for having words like "bed" and "knockers."

Catcher In the Rye
Banned frequently because the protagonist is a teenage boy who acts and speaks like a teenage boy.

Lord of the Flies
Won the Nobel Prize in literature; banned for telling a disturbing story.

Banned by authoritarian anti-sex school boards because it attacks anti-sex authoritarians.

Harry Potter
One word, witchcraft.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I read banned books.

The list is long and reasons is amazing. Things like this make me feel there are actually two distinct species of humans.

A few other books that have been banned one place or another:

Grimm's Fairy Tales
James and the Giant Peach
The Grapes of Wrath
Harry Potter series
Fahrenheit 451 (yes, a book about censorship has been banned.)
The Lord of the Rings
To Kill a Mockingbird
Brave New World
Diary of Anne Frank

and the list goes on ...