Archive | Banned Books

10 Quotes about Censorship

Long live Alice and the freedom for girls everywhere to read what they like. — Phyllis Reynolds, author of the Alice series, including The Agony of Alice and The Grooming of Alice Banning books is just another form of bullying. It’s all about fear and an assumption of power. the key is to address the […]

10 Banned Children’s Books

The Lorax (Classic Seuss) by Dr. Seuss — Banned for being an allegorical political commentary. I assume this means that Alice in Wonderland and The Wonderful Wizard of Oz are now out too. Bony-legs (Hello Reader! Level 1) by Joanna Cole — Banned for magic and witchcraft. Really? In a book about the folktale Bab […]

Top Ten Banned Books You Must Read

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury –  It is always good to start with some irony.  451 was removed from the required reading list of the West Marion high school in Foxworth, Mississippi (1998) for profanity. Students at the Venado Middle School in Irvine, California (1992) received copies of the book with words deemed to be […]

How Many have You Read?

This week will be the great big posts of Banned Books.  Let’s start out easy. According to the ALA, these are the top 20 most Banned/Challenged Books: 2000-2009. I have only read half. How many have you read? ♥ Harry Potter (series) by J.K. Rowling The Alice Books by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor The Chocolate War […]

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