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45 Books You Read in School That Are Banned Now

Banned books week is celebrated in schools all over the country.
Banned books week started after a sudden jump in the number of challenged/banned books in 1982. It was created to celebrate the freedom to read and normally takes place in the last week of September.
There are several reasons that books can be banned, ranging from inappropriate language to political bias. Though some books are simply removed from the curriculums of younger students, some are removed completely from libraries due to challenges put forth by their members. However, there is a difference between banning a book because it is inappropriate for younger audiences and banning a classic simply because you don't agree with one aspect or another about it.
I'm sure you read some of these books and you turned out just fine, right? Here are 45 books you read in school that are banned now.
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Where the Wild Things Are (Maurice Sendak)
Where the Wild Things Are (Maurice Sendak)
2
The Outsiders (S. E. Hinton)
The Outsiders (S. E. Hinton)
3
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? (Bill Martin Jr.)
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? (Bill Martin Jr.)
4
Charlotte's Web (E. B. White)
Charlotte's Web (E. B. White)
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5
Of Mice and Men (John Steinbeck)
Of Mice and Men (John Steinbeck)
6
1984 (George Orwell)
1984 (George Orwell)
7
On Beyond Zebra! (Dr. Seuss)
On Beyond Zebra! (Dr. Seuss)
8
McElligot's Pool (Dr. Seuss)
McElligot's Pool (Dr. Seuss)
9
Scrambled Eggs Super! (Dr. Seuss)
Scrambled Eggs Super! (Dr. Seuss)
10
The Cat's Quizzer (Dr. Seuss)
The Cat's Quizzer (Dr. Seuss)
11
And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street (Dr. Seuss)
And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street (Dr. Seuss)
12
If I Ran the Zoo (Dr. Seuss)
If I Ran the Zoo (Dr. Seuss)
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13
The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
14
Al Capone Does My Shirts (Gennifer Choldenko)
Al Capone Does My Shirts (Gennifer Choldenko)
15
The Catcher in the Rye (J.D. Salinger)
The Catcher in the Rye (J.D. Salinger)
16
Dead Poets Society (N.H. Kleinbaum)
Dead Poets Society (N.H. Kleinbaum)
17
To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
18
Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary (Merriam-Webster)
Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary (Merriam-Webster)
19
The Diary of a Young Girl (Anne Frank)
The Diary of a Young Girl (Anne Frank)
20
Catch-22 (Joseph Heller)
Catch-22 (Joseph Heller)
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21
In Cold Blood (Truman Capote)
In Cold Blood (Truman Capote)
22
Death and the Maiden (Ariel Dorfman)
Death and the Maiden (Ariel Dorfman)
23
Rabbit, Run (John Updike)
Rabbit, Run (John Updike)
24
Cat's Cradle (Kurt Vonnegut)
Cat's Cradle (Kurt Vonnegut)
25
Brave New World (Aldous Huxley)
Brave New World (Aldous Huxley)
26
Sophie's Choice (William Styron)
Sophie's Choice (William Styron)
27
The Color Purple (Alice Walker)
The Color Purple (Alice Walker)
28
Lord of the Flies (William Golding)
Lord of the Flies (William Golding)
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29
Lolita (Vladimir Nabokov)
Lolita (Vladimir Nabokov)
30
A Clockwork Orange (Anthony Burgess)
A Clockwork Orange (Anthony Burgess)
31
Animal Farm (George Orwell)
Animal Farm (George Orwell)
32
As I Lay Dying (William Faulkner)
As I Lay Dying (William Faulkner)
33
Invisible Man (Ralph Ellison)
Invisible Man (Ralph Ellison)
34
Go Tell It on the Mountain (James Baldwin)
Go Tell It on the Mountain (James Baldwin)
35
The Lord of the Rings (J.R.R. Tolkien)
The Lord of the Rings (J.R.R. Tolkien)
36
Maus (Art Spiegelman)
Maus (Art Spiegelman)
37
The Giving Tree (Shel Silverstein)
The Giving Tree (Shel Silverstein)
38
Harry Potter (J. K. Rowling)
Harry Potter (J. K. Rowling)
39
The Hate U Give (Angie Thomas)
The Hate U Give (Angie Thomas)
40
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Mark Twain)
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Mark Twain)
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