Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Happy Banned Books Week! Pt. 1

 So, you have probably been seeing this around a lot the past could days, but.... ITS BANNED BOOKS WEEK! Yes, people actually ban books, and you will be totally surprised at the number, and titles, of books that have been banned.

On Epic Reads, they show the difference between Banned Books and Challenged books. Here is the definition they put:

Banned Books: If a group of people challenge a book and they win, then the book is banned and removed from public spaces like schools, libraries, ect.

Are you a rebel? I know I am. I have read a few banned books -- and didn't even know they were banned! Here is a small list of banned books, check it out to see if you have read any! You can get a full list HERE.

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain, 1884
 The Call of the Wild, Jack London, 1903
  The Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger, 1951
For Whom the Bell Tolls, Ernest Hemingway, 1940
Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury, 1953
Gone With the Wind, Margaret Mitchell, 1936
The Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck, 1939
The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald, 1925

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Olivia's Catastrophe said...

Following lots of books through the banned book reads made me surprised at which books have been banned! I have read quite a few of them myself - I never knew Looking for Alaska was banned!