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Challenges to “Scary Stories To Tell in the Dark”

In addition to the "Scary Stories To Tell in the Dark," Schwartz authored more than fifty books dedicated to and dealing with topics such as folklore and word play, many of which were intended for young readers.
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Murder, racism unfold in “Snow Falling on Cedars”

The novel was published on September 12, 1994, becoming an immediate bestseller and winning 1995's PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction.
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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...
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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...
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Jean M. Auel’s books challenged for its depiction of sexual practices

Jean M. Auel's "Earth 's Children" series is set in Europe during the Upper Paleolithic era, after the date of the first ceramics discovered, but before the last advance of glaciers. The books focus on the period of co-existenc...
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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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And finally, Harry Potter!

I started reading J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter series to keep up with my grandchildren, but found myself sucked into the books because of their initial charm and overwhelming fantasy. What child doesn't imagine sorcery and spe...
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