Great post on types and reasons for books being banned. I remember when Lady Chatterley’s Lover was banned and it seems tame by today’s standards. Critics of the time concentrated on the sexual content less than the unsettling idea of a lady of the “upper class” deigning to be attracted to someone beneath her standing (pardon the pun) Very thought-provoking article.
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Celebrating Banned Books Week,
September 30th-October 6th
Banned Books Week is currently celebrating its 30th anniversary! “Celebrating the freedom to read,” this annual event aims to raise awareness for the works of literature that are frequently challenged by and even banned from communities across the country.
Did you know that some of the best works of all time, and very often the ones you’ll have studied in school, have at one time or another been censored from the public? Did you know that the practice of censorship in literature still goes on today?
Yup, somewhere out there, a blinkered individual could actually be pondering at this very moment the dangers of a mind raised on an “occultist” story like Bridge to Terabithia, while someone of the same mindset argues that the bildungsroman The Perks of Being a Wallflower is “unsuited to a teenage audience.” Seriously.
And it’s not all
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