EXTRA CREDIT! Banned Books (valid from 9/26-10/6)

Catcher In the Rye has spent more time on banned book lists than most books.

What other books have been/are banned somewhere in this country?

Why were they banned?

Do a quick internet search to discover a banned book. List it, it’s author and the reason for the ban.

Do not to list a book that has been listed already.

You will ONLY receive credit for ONE book and ONE comment. Please don’t spam this post with multiple comments.


15 thoughts on “EXTRA CREDIT! Banned Books (valid from 9/26-10/6)

    • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
      Reason For Banning: There was many prolific words in this book and had a very racist atmosphere and mood to it. The “N” word, a word most commonly used very poorly today was a main reason for the banning of this book

  1. Beloved, Toni Morrison, 1987
    Reason for banning: Received many complains against the book due to its violence, sexual content and discussion of bestiality.

  2. The Harry Potter Series, J.K. Rowling’s
    Reason: Promotes witch craft, character behaviors, dark and violent creatures.

  3. Animal Farm by Gerorge Orwell
    Reason for its banning was because of the Allied forces believed it was critiquing the USSR in the 1940’s, and was to controversial to print during wartime. A play of Animal Farm was banned in 1991, Kenya because of its critiquing of corrupt leaders.

  4. The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald, 1925
    Reason for banning: The Great Gatsby was challenged by the Baptist College in South Carolina, due to bad language, and sexual references. Today, the “Modern Library ranks the book as the second best English-language book of the 20th century.”

    Doyle, Robert. “Banned Books Awareness: “The Great Gatsby”.” Banned Books Awareness. N.p., 25 Nov. 2012. Web. 03 Oct. 2014.

  5. The Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck, 1939
    Reasons for banning: Objections of profanity and sexual content throughout the book brought many people to ban it, such as originally in 1939.

  6. To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee, 1960
    Reason for banning: it was banned because many say that it is degrading, profane, and racist which promotes white supremacy.

    “Banned Books That Shaped America.” Banned Books Week. N.p., n.d. Web. 05 Oct. 2014.

  7. The scarlet letter by: Nathaniel Hawthorne
    Reasons why banned: sinful behaviors, and morally wrong, also it conflicts with community values. some parents even called it “pornographic and obscene.”

  8. Candide by Voltaire
    It was seized my customs in 1930 when it was headed for Harvard. It’s reason for being seized was “obscenity.” The US Post Office also did not allow a book publisher to include it in it’s catalog in 1944.

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