Censorship American Style

Baba gounj

Strength through joy
Top 20 Banned/Challenged Books: 2000-2009

1. Harry Potter (series), by J.K. Rowling
2. Alice series, by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
3. The Chocolate War, by Robert Cormier
4. And Tango Makes Three, by Justin Richardson/Peter Parnell
5. Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck
6. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, by Maya Angelou
7. Scary Stories (series), by Alvin Schwartz
8. His Dark Materials (series), by Philip Pullman
9. ttyl; ttfn; l8r g8r (series), by Lauren Myracle
10. The Perks of Being a Wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky
11. Fallen Angels, by Walter Dean Myers
12. It’s Perfectly Normal, by Robie Harris
13. Captain Underpants (series), by Dav Pilkey
14. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain
15. The Bluest Eye, by Toni Morrison
16. Forever, by Judy Blume
17. The Color Purple, by Alice Walker
18. Go Ask Alice, by Anonymous
19. Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger
20. King and King, by Linda de Haan
 

Operational needs

Virescit Vulnere Virtus
Top 20 Banned/Challenged Books: 2000-2009

1. Harry Potter (series), by J.K. Rowling
2. Alice series, by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
3. The Chocolate War, by Robert Cormier
4. And Tango Makes Three, by Justin Richardson/Peter Parnell
5. Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck
6. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, by Maya Angelou
7. Scary Stories (series), by Alvin Schwartz
8. His Dark Materials (series), by Philip Pullman
9. ttyl; ttfn; l8r g8r (series), by Lauren Myracle
10. The Perks of Being a Wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky
11. Fallen Angels, by Walter Dean Myers
12. It’s Perfectly Normal, by Robie Harris
13. Captain Underpants (series), by Dav Pilkey
14. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain
15. The Bluest Eye, by Toni Morrison
16. Forever, by Judy Blume
17. The Color Purple, by Alice Walker
18. Go Ask Alice, by Anonymous
19. Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger
20. King and King, by Linda de Haan
Sad. A lot of great classic books.
 

rod

Retired 21 years
Top 20 Banned/Challenged Books: 2000-2009

1. Harry Potter (series), by J.K. Rowling
2. Alice series, by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
3. The Chocolate War, by Robert Cormier
4. And Tango Makes Three, by Justin Richardson/Peter Parnell
5. Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck
6. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, by Maya Angelou
7. Scary Stories (series), by Alvin Schwartz
8. His Dark Materials (series), by Philip Pullman
9. ttyl; ttfn; l8r g8r (series), by Lauren Myracle
10. The Perks of Being a Wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky
11. Fallen Angels, by Walter Dean Myers
12. It’s Perfectly Normal, by Robie Harris
13. Captain Underpants (series), by Dav Pilkey
14. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain
15. The Bluest Eye, by Toni Morrison
16. Forever, by Judy Blume
17. The Color Purple, by Alice Walker
18. Go Ask Alice, by Anonymous
19. Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger
20. King and King, by Linda de Haan


The people / groups who lead the fight to have books banned should be tarred and feathered and ran out of town on a rail.
 

Baba gounj

Strength through joy
A pair of lawmakers in New Jersey want the state’s schools to stop using the classic Mark Twain novel “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn“ in their classrooms.
It has the N word listed over 200 times.
 

rod

Retired 21 years
A pair of lawmakers in New Jersey want the state’s schools to stop using the classic Mark Twain novel “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn“ in their classrooms.
It has the N word listed over 200 times.
I don't care if the N word is printed 400 times in it. It was written in different times and is a classic and PART OF HISTORY. People need to wake up and realize burying your head in the sand don't solve any problem.
 

oldngray

nowhere special
I don't care if the N word is printed 400 times in it. It was written in different times and is a classic and PART OF HISTORY. People need to wake up and realize burying your head in the sand don't solve any problem.

Some books written a couple of hundred years ago mentioned slaves. OMG!
 

sailfish

Doesn't read the original post to the thread.
The people / groups who lead the fight to have books banned should be tarred and feathered and ran out of town on a rail.
I'm all for reopening the gallows for anybody who wishes to challenge any notion of personal freedom. I'm sick of this :censored2:.
 

DriveInDriveOut

Proud Deplorable
What do you think about the banning of those books?
Not surprised.
Christians don't want their kids exposed to things that get in the way of their indoctrination.

That's their right, but it's sad when those beliefs are forced on everyone by a school or district. I've read a lot of those books, most of them as a kid or young adult. Sad that some kids can't enjoy them because their parents are zealots.
 

El Correcto

god is dead
Top 20 Banned/Challenged Books: 2000-2009

1. Harry Potter (series), by J.K. Rowling
2. Alice series, by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
3. The Chocolate War, by Robert Cormier
4. And Tango Makes Three, by Justin Richardson/Peter Parnell
5. Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck
6. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, by Maya Angelou
7. Scary Stories (series), by Alvin Schwartz
8. His Dark Materials (series), by Philip Pullman
9. ttyl; ttfn; l8r g8r (series), by Lauren Myracle
10. The Perks of Being a Wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky
11. Fallen Angels, by Walter Dean Myers
12. It’s Perfectly Normal, by Robie Harris
13. Captain Underpants (series), by Dav Pilkey
14. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain
15. The Bluest Eye, by Toni Morrison
16. Forever, by Judy Blume
17. The Color Purple, by Alice Walker
18. Go Ask Alice, by Anonymous
19. Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger
20. King and King, by Linda de Haan
When I was in school I read The Fountainhead and I got to the part where Roarke raped Dominique. I started talking about it with my teacher and she let me just not include that chapter in my project/report. Didn’t want to cause a stink about high schoolers reading adult themes.

She had a bunch of good books, Vonnegut, Upton Sinclair, Jack London, George Orwell, Rand and others. I think kids should be forced to read :censored2:ed up stuff that handles adult themes and the realities of the world portrayed by some of these authors.
 

El Correcto

god is dead
“His cock swung from side to side like the pendulum of a grandfather clock on speed.”
-Steven King

I don’t really like King that much but this description stuck with me. I read that in high school.
 

Box Ox

Well-Known Member
“His cock swung from side to side like the pendulum of a grandfather clock on speed.”
-Steven King

I don’t really like King that much but this description stuck with me. I read that in high school.

To be fair, you’ve probably seen some of those since high school, amirite?! Keeps it fresh!

Titty descriptions similarly stick with me for the same reason.
 

sailfish

Doesn't read the original post to the thread.
“His cock swung from side to side like the pendulum of a grandfather clock on speed.”
-Steven King

I don’t really like King that much but this description stuck with me. I read that in high school.
The part in Cujo where that guy breaks into the house sticks in my mind to this day. I'm not sure I even want to repeat the line on here. King must've had the hugest boner while writing it to get into the detail that he did.
 

El Correcto

god is dead
The part in Cujo where that guy breaks into the house sticks in my mind to this day. I'm not sure I even want to repeat the line on here. King must've had the hugest boner while writing it to get into the detail that he did.
I’ve never read Cujo so I got no idea. Sounds good though
 
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