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This year books are being banned or challenged at an increasing rate. Here are just a few of the books that have been challenged or banned in the past years.
- The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)
- Persepolis, by Marjane Satrapi (Pantheon Books/Knopf Doubleday)
- The Bluest Eye, by Toni Morrison (Holt, Rinehart, and Winston)
- The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini (Bloomsbury Publishing)
- The Perks of Being a Wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky (MTV Books/Simon & Schuster)
- Drama, by Raina Telgemeier (Graphix/Scholastic)
- Chinese Handcuffs, by Chris Crutcher (Greenwillow Books/HarperCollins)
- The Giver, by Lois Lowry (HMH Books for Young Readers)
- The House on Mango Street, by Sandra Cisneros (Vintage/Knopf Doubleday)
Looking for Alaska, by John Green (Dutton Books/Penguin Random House)
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Kate Sarsfield says
I found a copy of Salman Rushdie’s The Satanic Verses in a 2nd hand bookshop in London when it was first banned. I was really nervous on the flight back to Ireland in case I got stopped!
Staci Pope says
The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison.
That book hit so close to home with me; I cried so hard and ached so deeply I haven’t read it again.
Deb P says
Hard to believe it’s banned in some places, Harry Potter.
Cali W. says
To Kill a Mockingbird; thanks for the giveaway. 🙂
I can’t believe books are still being banned in this day and age… I’d say it was Harry Potter, off the top of my head (I’ve seen 1984 mentioned, but I read that one first)
Carol Luciano says
It’s To Kill a Mockingbird for me. My favorite book of all time.
Would have to be Harry Potter
Amy Pollard Woolard says
To Kill a Mockingbird was the last one I read & it was many years ago.
Mark Twain’s “Letters From the Earth”. It was banned for years after it was written, and is hard to find now. Brilliant political/social satire.
Maria Dalmau says
The Catcher And The Rye
Eleanor and Park was fairly recent.
can’t think of any
Ellen Stafford says
Harry Potter is the last I read. Thanks for the chance x
Judy Cox says
I would say To Kill A Mockingbird while still in school!!!
The only one I’m positive is on the list is Harry Potter, but I’m sure more are also.
Beth T. says
I’ve read The Bluest Eye, by Toni Morrison.
Richard Brandt says
Bare-Faced Messiah, a biography of L. Ron Hubbard.
Uhunoma Aguebor says
The last banned book I remember reading is Beloved by Toni Morrison!
Amber Terry says
The last banned book I read was The Perks of Being a Wallflower.
Thanks for the chance to win 🙂
Debra Holloway says
To Kill a Mockingbird was the first one for me too.
Elaine G says
To Kill A Mockingbird
Jodi Hunter says
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Adik Miftakhur Rohmah says
to kill a mockingbird
Lacey Waters says
gone with the wind
Fun Home by Alison Bechdel
Harry Potter! 😀
Farenheit 451. I know I’ve read others, but that one comes to mind.
Mina Burrows says
Hi Mary! I’m making my rounds with all the other giveaway blogs. Happy Friday!
I think probably Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close was probably the most recent.
Cynthia C says
One of the most memorable was To Kill a Mockingbird.
Jan Lee says
I don’t remember which books are banned and which aren’t, as I don’t think of books being banned, if that makes sense. To me books are something to read, not a propaganda item that has to be hidden because it was “banned.” Who said it was banned? And who banned it, from where? lol That’s just silly to me 🙂 If I want to read it, I’m gonna buy it and read it!
Debbi Wellenstein says
I read The Handmaid’s Tale, which is a great book.
Judith R. says
I don’t remember ever reading a banned book.
Beverly Gordon says
To kill a mockingbird ty for the chance
Minta Boggs says
I really don’t have a book that I read that was banned!
Susan Smith says
To Kill a Mockingbird was the first banned book I read.
To Kill A Mockingbird was probably the first banned book I read.
Amy Deeter says
To Kill a Mockingbird was defiantly mine
Daniel M says
probably a harry potter
Jana Leah says
I recently read Eleanor & Park and really enjoyed it.
Kathy Pease says
I would have to say To Kill a Mockingbird
Brandy Schwartz says
Lord of the Flies, To Kill a Mockingbird, and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn are just a few.
Lisa L says
I would have to say Harry Potter
Aly P says
I don’t pay attention for this stuff, so Harry Potter 😀
Buddy Garrett says
I’ve never read a banned book.
Jerry Marquardt says
The Harry Potter collection is the last banned book that I remember reading.
Richard Hicks says
It may have been Animal Farm
I think 1984
Jillian Too says
The most recent banned book I read would probably be Harry Potter.