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Banned Books: Roll Of Thunder, Hear My Cry!

"Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry!", published in 1976, won the Newbery Medal for its portrayal of the effects of racism in the depression-era South.
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“Invisible Man” deals with “black nationalism”

"Invisible Man" addresses many of the social and intellectual issues facing African-Americans early in the twentieth century, including black nationalism, the relationship between black identity and Marxism, and the reformist r...
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Banned Books: A Wrinkle in Time

"A Wrinkle In Time" was rejected by at least 26 publishers, because it was, in L'Engle's words, "too different", and "because it deals overtly with the problem of evil, and it was too difficult for children, and was it a childr...
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Banned books that shaped America

Ban something and I'll read it "just because." Freedom to read is a both a privilege and a right, one that is more than worth defending.
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Banned Books: The Earth, My Butt, & Other Big Round Things

Beginning September 1, and running through the end of Banned Books Week (October 2), Business & Heritage Clarksville will run commentary on at least one of the Top 100 Banned Books of the period 2000-2010. In writing The Ea...
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“Thirteen Reasons Why” tackles teen suicide

In Jay Asher's debut novel "Thirteen Reasons Why," the author tackles the issue of teen suicide.
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Banned Books: Of Mice and Men

Required reading in many high schools, Of Mice and Men has been a frequent target of censors for vulgarity and what some consider offensive language; in addition, challengers cite racism and violence. Consequently, Of Mice and...
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