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Banned Books Remind Us Of The Power Of The Written Word

Here's an idea for weekend fun: Pick up a banned book.<p>Look for "the good parts" — the sections of <i>Ulysses</i>, <i>The Grapes of Wrath</i>, <i>The Color Purple</i>, <i>Catch-22</i>, <i>To Kill a Mockingbird</i>, <i>The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn</i>, <i>Lolita</i>, the Harry Potter series, <i>Animal Farm</i>, <i>A Farewell to Arms</i> or <i>In the Night Kitchen</i> that …

10 Books That Were Banned For All The Wrong Reasons

It’s almost hard to believe that books are still being banned in the world. Aside from a crackpot dictatorship or genuinely sensible reasons, such as …

Books

Top 20 books they tried to ban

In October 1960, Penguin Books went on trial over the publication of Lady Chatterley's Lover. Here are some other famous books they tried to ban<p><b>Belle et Bête</b><p>by Marcela Iacub<p>Iacub’s book, which can be translated as ‘Beauty and Beast’ or ‘Beautiful and Stupid’, gives explicit details of her …

It’s Not Just About Banned Books: Self-Censorship and Library Collections

It’s Banned Books Week! That time of year when we are all encouraged to discuss the importance of intellectual freedom and the problem with banning …

Books

An Open Letter to Those Who Give Kids Banned Books

To the teachers, librarians, parents, and other adults who get books into the hands of teenagers:<p>So often, we listen to and talk about the bad …

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Banned, burned, or simply life changing: what are the best dangerous books?

Authors including Patrick Ness, Melvin Burgess, Tanya Landman, Louise O’Neill, Bali Rai, Candy Gourlay, James Dawson and Leigh Bardugo share the books they probably weren’t meant to read that either rocked their world or rocked the world<p>• Plus what’s coming in our joint Amnesty International and …

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Does reading fiction make you a better person?

I have been a nerd my whole life. I was always "that kid," the one who read in a corner at recess and talked about Jo March and Ponyboy as though they were real people. I have a vivid memory of myself at 8 or 9, staying up far past my bedtime to read Katherine Paterson's "Bridge to Terabithia" by …

Psychology

What the List of Most Banned Books Says About Our Society’s Fears

For as long as humans have printed books, censors have argued over their content and tried to limit some books’ distribution. But the reasons for …

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Think We Don't Need Banned Books Week? Take A Look At Donald Trump

For a full week each September, the literary community takes time to celebrate books that have been banned in the past and to talk openly about the dangers of book censorship. On the day of the first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, the kickoff of Banned Books Week has …

Donald Trump

Kick Off Banned Books Week With 13 Quotes From Censored Authors

Banned Books Week is basically an annual celebration of our society’s failures to uphold free speech. By looking back at what was once deemed too hot, heavy, or dangerous for public consumption, we see how much work there is to do in the present to preserve that freedom: every year more and more …

Literature
Ancient History