The Jungle: Banned Books That Shaped America

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The list of authors of frequently and recently banned books reads is very similar to the New York Times Best Seller list: Alexi Sherman, Dr. Seuss, John Green, Hermann Hesse, Aldous Huxley, Toni Morrison, John Steinbeck, Anne Frank, Alice Walker, Stephen Chbosky, William Shakespeare, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Kurt Vonnegut, Augusten Burroughs, and J. D. Salinger. Access to their works is being fought by small fringe groups that want to censor what you can experience. Their agendas vary, but are similar in their desired outcome: control of knowledge. No one is requiring them to read Hop on Pop by Dr. Seuss, but they want to stop you from having the choice of reading it. Do not let scared small-minded individuals create your world. Fight censorship!

The Top Ten Most Challenged Books of 2015, as recorded by the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF), are:

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1 thought on “The Jungle: Banned Books That Shaped America

  1. I think the whole idea of banning books is very scary. It is thought control and mind control. I don’t have to like everything that is out three, but I want the freedom to make that choice on my own. It is up to me and me alone to determine what I should and should not read or watch or listen to. There is a lot of crap out there, as well as a lot of bad things, but both of those are subjective. Who gets to determine what is good and bad?

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