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Here is a list of commonly banned/censored books from schools. Which ones have you read?


The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain, 1884

The Autobiography of Malcolm X, Malcolm X and Alex Haley, 1965

Beloved, Toni Morrison, 1987

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, Dee Brown, 1970

The Call of the Wild, Jack London, 1903

Catch-22, Joseph Heller, 1961

The Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger, 1951

Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury, 1953

For Whom the Bell Tolls, Ernest Hemingway, 1940

Gone With the Wind, Margaret Mitchell, 1936

The Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck, 1939

The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald, 1925

Howl, Allen Ginsberg, 1956

In Cold Blood, Truman Capote, 1966

Invisible Man, Ralph Ellison, 1952

The Jungle, Upton Sinclair, 1906

Leaves of Grass, Walt Whitman, 1855

Moby-Dick; or The Whale, Herman Melville,1851

Native Son, Richard Wright, 1940

Our Bodies, Ourselves, Boston Women’s Health Book Collective, 1971

The Red Badge of Courage, Stephen Crane, 1895

The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne, 1850

Sexual Behavior in the Human Male, Alfred C. Kinsey, 1948

Stranger in a Strange Land, Robert A. Heinlein, 1961

A Streetcar Named Desire, Tennessee Williams, 1947

Their Eyes Were Watching God, Zora Neale Hurston, 1937

To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee, 1960

Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Harriet Beecher Stowe, 1852

Where the Wild Things Are, Maurice Sendak, 1963

The Words of Cesar Chavez, Cesar Chavez, 2002


by on Sep. 16, 2013 at 3:14 PM
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hipmomto3
by Bronze Member on Sep. 30, 2013 at 6:00 PM

But his bad behavior was real in the book, and he was punished for it (then had the imagination experience). In the movie, from what I can recall, he came home to chocolate cake and there were no repercussions for having run away from home. In the book, he just sort of comes out of his imaginary world and smells good things to eat (but he doesn't run away).

Jlee4249
by Member on Oct. 2, 2013 at 2:46 AM

banned?  I had them on my reading list when I was in school... when did they ban them?

SMTCMMoore
by Melissa on Oct. 2, 2013 at 3:17 AM
13 of them and would like to read the others. I read most of these in school! So weird they are banned or challenged.
raczac
by New Member on Oct. 2, 2013 at 3:23 AM
I didn't know Gone With the Wind was a band book. We read t huh is in eigth grade Georgia history. Took test on it and even watchef the movie after we finished reading the book and taking a field trip to Tara.
SusanTheWriter
by on Oct. 2, 2013 at 11:11 AM

All of these books have been challenged and/or banned (temporarily) from at least one public library since the US started having public libraries. I don't believe of them are currently banned from any American libraries, but several of them are still actively and regularly challenged.

Quoting Jlee4249:

banned?  I had them on my reading list when I was in school... when did they ban them?


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