Every year more and more books are getting banned. This does not mean these books shouldn’t be read—it’s quite the opposite actually. The banning of books is a form of censorship within the United States. It’s important to understand why certain books were banned, and to read these books and form your own opinion of them before writing them off as “inappropriate” or “offensive.”
You’ve probably already read a handful of banned books. Harper Lee’s classic To Kill A Mockingbird, John Green’s young adult hit Looking For Alaska, and the adorable picture book about penguins And Tango Makes Three have all been banned or challenged, among so many others. Find out how books get banned, read powerful quotes on banning books, and find out more in the stories below.
Literary censorship has long been a source of contention.
A striking tragedy that maintains relevance in our present day.