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Banned Books: R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps series

R. L. Stine's Goosebumps books contain no offensive language or disturbing marital problems, and his protagonists never die. Nevertheless, they have been subjected to censorship challenges across the country.
by News Staff


Hunger Games makes it to the Banned Books list

The Hunger Games are an annual event in which one boy and one girl aged 12–18 from each of the twelve districts surrounding the Capitol are selected by lottery to compete in a televised battle to the death.
by News Staff



Banned Books: Summer Of My German Soldier

Summer of my German Soldier was first published in 1973, and reflects her own experiences growing up in that World War II era in the midwest. The novel is valued for its poignant depiction of a young girl surviving isolation f...
by News Staff


Missing the point on “Persepolis”

The attempt to ban Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis from Chicago schools awoke immediate protest among students, teachers, parents, and free speech advocates such as CBLDF. The circumstances behind the ban are still unclear, but ...
by News Staff


Banned Books: Harry Potter series

As the single most banned book series in the last decade, Harry Potter has met more opposition than any other book in America. Some complain of its "witchcraft," but the real danger of the book is when it's ripped from the hand...
by David W. Shelton



The Absolutely True Diary rocks the world of censorship

The Absolutely True Diary by  Sherman Alexie is a first-person narrative by Native American teenager Arnold Spirit Jr., also known as “Junior”, a 14-year-old budding cartoonist. The book details Arnold’s lif...
by News Staff


Banned Books: Go Ask Alice

Go Ask Alice"" lays out tough, graphic realities of drug use and the lifestyle that surrounds it. It is not surprising that the book has been challenged on multiple levels, from its author to its purported reality.
by News Staff