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I dont think they thought of that.
To Kill a Mockingbird is often challenged by schools because of the fact that it has frequent usage of racial slurs, as well as a rather uncomfortably vivid description of rape in it. Silly, conservative PTA members thinking their kids don`t hear this stuff already.
Catcher in The Rye is often prohibited for the same reasons: silly parents and/or administrators not wanting kids to read about premarital sex, offensive language, alcohol abuse, and prostitution.
A vast majority of books that have been banned/are banned are banned because they`re thought of as inappropriate for students to read.
I find it morbidly ironic that 1984 was banned at some point. That`s exactly the kind of Big Brotheresque actions that are DESCRIBED IN THE BOOK.
And with that said, for those who asked...Mein Kampf is not banned in here (US), one can get it at Barnes and Noble (and it`s not even expensive). Somebody should post a currently banned book list (but that has more variety other than English language books, there are very good banned Russian books)...would be interesting :)
Book banning.......:-( >-(
I`m not sure about the rest but I know To Kill A Mockingbird isn`t banned here.
I think the idea is they WERE banned at some point in time, probably when they were first released.OBVIOUSLY they`re not banned now since you`re all reading them in school. Jees.
We were discussing in my English class the fact that Catcher In The Rye was banned... I don`t understand it... That is a G rated book compared to the stuff on TV and movies I`ve seen parents let their kids watch... hypocrites...
I`ve read four of them so far...
Exactly what I was going to say, lol. Ive read all of these cept Lady Chatterleys Lover and Naked Lunch. Good reads, so glad they were unbanned. Surprised Huckleberry Finn isnt on here anywhere :P
Anyhow, I used to own a book called "100 Banned Books," which would easily explain why these had been banned. But I had to sell it, and now I can`t find it anywhere. :-(
And you could just do research to find that out.
And both Fahrenheit 451 and 1984 ROCK.
BTW Gleeballs, that`s pretty cool. I shall now read that book just because of that fact. :)
Therefore this list does nothing for me.
The least they could have done was explain the history of when the books were banned, instead of leaving us to trust them.