Banned Books Week

By George Orwell, 1949: "Too Political".

Remember “1984”? It’s banned in some American schools. In fact, a partial listing includes most of my required reading for our high school classes in the early 1960’s.

I’d heard about Harry Potter being banned by some religious groups for being too irreligious. You can see more complete lists on the web. Just do a Google search on “Banned Books Week“. If this is “to much information”, try the easy-to-scroll list at the Wikipedia link. It’s a real eye-opener.

I found out about the scope of this problem¬† from an AARP bulletin. The American Library Association has proclaimed September 25 – October 2 “Banned Books Week”.

Below is a partial list of banned books that I’ve read at some point in my life. Can you spot any patterns?
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