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Added by tersanay on 26 Sep 2010 01:35
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Banned and Challenged Books

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Contains sexually explicit words and definitions including Oral sex.
People who added this item 57 Average listal rating (33 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 0
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Violent, lewd, sexually explicit and containing infanticide and euthanasia.
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People who added this item 103 Average listal rating (47 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 0
Speak - Laurie Halse Anderson
Sexuality, situations of suicidal thoughts in teens, and gritty teenage situations
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Anti-family and authority content as well as being unsuitable for it's age group.
People who added this item 96 Average listal rating (48 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 0
Bridge to Terabithia - Katherine Paterson
It has been challenged or banned because of the disrespect the children show to adults, the confusion of combining fantasy with reality, and profanity.
People who added this item 177 Average listal rating (106 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 0
A Wrinkle in Time - Madeleine L'Engle
For occult ideas and acts.
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The most common reason cited is its use of witchcraft and the fear that fantasy and reality could become confused for children. However, some challenges have arisen over the violence it portrays.
People who added this item 601 Average listal rating (434 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 0
Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury
Ironically considering the content, it has been banned for socialist ideas and profanity.
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People who added this item 812 Average listal rating (695 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 0
To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
Profanity and racial slurs.
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People who added this item 396 Average listal rating (241 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 0
Use of the "N" word.
People who added this item 417 Average listal rating (251 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 0
Of Mice And Men - John Steinbeck
Use of the Lord's name in vain along with the use of racial slurs, profanity and supposedly supporting euthanasia.

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People who added this item 1044 Average listal rating (957 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 0
1984 - George Orwell
For supposedly supporting communism and sexuality.
People who added this item 727 Average listal rating (509 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 0
Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
In Baxley, Georgia, the school board banned Brave New World - along with John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men and Richard Wright's Native Son based on a local church minister's objection to the texts, despite parents' and teachers' approval of the book.
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People who added this item 71 Average listal rating (32 ratings) 8.4 IMDB Rating 0
The Color Purple - Alice Walker
Explicit sexuality, profanity, violence, and use of drugs.
People who added this item 6 Average listal rating (3 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 0
Vulgar language, sexual explicitness, and violent imagery.
People who added this item 524 Average listal rating (284 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 0
Slaughterhouse-Five - Kurt Vonnegut
Profanity, violence, and explicit sexuality.
People who added this item 568 Average listal rating (462 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 0
Lord of the Flies - William Golding
Profanity, sexuality, racial slurs and excessive violence.
People who added this item 812 Average listal rating (721 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 0
The Catcher in the Rye - J.D. Salinger
Profanity, suicide, and prostitution.
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Scary Stories Boxed Set - Alvin Schwartz
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The Chocolate War - Robert Cormier
People who added this item 74 Average listal rating (35 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 0
Go Ask Alice - Anonymous
People who added this item 121 Average listal rating (65 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 0
The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood
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"Books won't stay banned. They won't burn. Ideas won't go to jail. In the long run of history, the censor and the inquisitor have always lost. The only sure weapon against bad ideas is better ideas. The source of better ideas is wisdom. The surest path to wisdom is a liberal education."
-- Alfred Whitney Griswold, Essays on Education

However, these are the books commonly taught in middle and High School that often are challenged or banned for various reasons. They aren't really in any order, but I did put the ones that were most shocking to me towards the top. I haven't put any on here that I don't know very much about but will add more as I read them.

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