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Banned Books With Reasons Why

This is a sampling of a List which was initially reported in the
Newsletter on Intellectual Freedom, From March 1996-1997.

Please Note: The Book Escape does not condone censorship.
We have included this list for purely informational purposes.

The Scarlet Letter Nathaniel Hawthorne Conflicts with values of the community
A Separate Peace John Knowles Graphic language
To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee Conflicts with values of the community
A Wrinkle in Time Madeleine L'Engle Undermines religious beliefs
Moby Dick Herman Melville Conflicts with values of the community
Beloved Toni Morrison Too violent
Catcher in the Rye J. D. Salinger Use of profanity
Twelfth Night William Shakespeare Encourages homosexuality
A Light in the Attic Shel Silverstein Too dreary and negative
Of Mice and Men John Steinbeck Use of profanity
The Joy Luck Club Amy Tan Conflicts with values of the community
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Mark Twain Racially offensive
Little House in the Big Woods Laura Ingalls Wilder Racially offensive
Native Son Richard Wright Sexually graphic and violent

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