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Let's try to compile a HUGE list of books that have been banned, tried to be banned, or restricted in some way. Maybe even have a conversation about banned books in the process. What's the reason for it's banning? Why was this book banned, but not this one?

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All four Twilight books have been banned across many schools, because the books had "racy, sexual themes" and "contradicted religious beliefs." Kids aren't allowed to bring any Twilight novels to school either.

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We use a Biology book with half of the shit filled with Creationism.
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My district recently banned Bless Me, Ultima
And as far as I'm aware, that and The Catcher In the Rye are the only books my district has banned.

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Ah, the Catcher in the Rye, that's classic.

I wonder if Rule of the Bone by Russell Banks has been banned in any school district. I finished reading the book. Seriously, there's a lot of drug use, sex, alcohol, etc in the story, and it's pretty much all about rebelling against authority.

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RE: The Banned Books Thread

Listing off a few from memory, 1984, Brave New World, the Bible and the Qur'an, Fahrenheit 451, and Harry Potter have been banned from schools across the country.

I'm actually going to start reading the Catcher in the Rye soon.

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(11-13-2013 05:25 AM)Lord Justice Wrote:  All four Twilight books have been banned across many schools, because the books had "racy, sexual themes" and "contradicted religious beliefs." Kids aren't allowed to bring any Twilight novels to school either.

Wow, that's terrible! I can think of much better reasons to ban those books.
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I hated the Catcher in the Rye; it's a book that speaks only to sociopaths and elitists. I wish my school had banned it; instead it was required reading. The fictional character I loathe most has to be Holden Caulfield...

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(11-14-2013 07:16 AM)DoA Wrote:  I hated the Catcher in the Rye; it's a book that speaks only to sociopaths and elitists. I wish my school had banned it; instead it was required reading. The fictional character I loathe most has to be Holden Caulfield...

That's kind of the point. You're not supposed to like the guy.

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(11-14-2013 08:45 AM)SubCulture Wrote:  
(11-14-2013 07:16 AM)DoA Wrote:  I hated the Catcher in the Rye; it's a book that speaks only to sociopaths and elitists. I wish my school had banned it; instead it was required reading. The fictional character I loathe most has to be Holden Caulfield...

That's kind of the point. You're not supposed to like the guy.

My English teacher was reading it all wrong, then.

But seriously; why make the character unlikable if you're going to follow him around the whole novel?

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(11-14-2013 08:48 AM)DoA Wrote:  
(11-14-2013 08:45 AM)SubCulture Wrote:  
(11-14-2013 07:16 AM)DoA Wrote:  I hated the Catcher in the Rye; it's a book that speaks only to sociopaths and elitists. I wish my school had banned it; instead it was required reading. The fictional character I loathe most has to be Holden Caulfield...

That's kind of the point. You're not supposed to like the guy.

My English teacher was reading it all wrong, then.

But seriously; why make the character unlikable if you're going to follow him around the whole novel?

To prove a point.

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The Hobbit, Catcher in the Rye, Lolita, and some other books that I can't remember were banned.

Also, some manga were banned:

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I wonder if Lies My Teacher Told Me and possibly A People's History of the United States are banned as well. Lies more likely because it may directly conflict with the curriculum and what the teacher says.

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Actually, my history teacher has a copy of LMTTM and the curriculum is more or less accurate to it so far.

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That's pretty cool, actually.

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America tried to morally and actually ban the reading of The Communist Manifesto, which I am reading right now (I'm in 6th grade).

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My public library has both the communist manifesto and mein kampf(3 copies might I add). My area is pretty liberal about books. I dont know about the states bans, but as far as my experience has been, the only place with a "ban" was my high school and it was somewhat informally enforced. Teachers werent allowed to introduce certain materials(Romeo and Juliet wasnt allowed because of its sexual themes) but students themselves could get away with reading such books, though supportive teachers would suggest keeping them out of sight and admins would take and tell parents why the book was bad and warn the student.

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God college is so awesome compared to school when it comes to this shit.

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I wonder if the Kama Sutra has been banned in any schools?

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I think there might've been some books regarding sex in my school in the library, IDR.

At least they weren't that patronizing.

Also there was this Catcher in the Rye-style book which was based in modern Ireland instead, I forget what it was called... argh I enjoyed it too. I wonder if you could help me find it.

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TBH most of the required reading is infinitely worse than the things that are banned.

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This year, in school, we read The Pearl by John Steinbeck, where an infant gets his brains blown out with a rifle. And in Grapes of Wrath there is this scene, at the end, where a girl feeds some starving guy with breast milk, if I remember right.

And sorry, Hans, I don't know the book. I hardly even read anything to do with Ireland. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man is the only thing I really read written by an Irish man, to do with Ireland.

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(05-08-2017 07:53 AM)The man Wrote:  TBH most of the required reading is infinitely worse than the things that are banned.

Depends on the school district tbh

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Ulysses?

thats a total guess

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Someone should bring John Taylor Gatto books to school.

Better yet, how about that one guy you keep talking about... Engel?

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(05-14-2017 06:13 AM)Hansgrohe Wrote:  Someone should bring John Taylor Gatto books to school.

Better yet, how about that one guy you keep talking about... Engel?

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Let's bring the Alexander Inglis book to schools worldwide. Even though it might be out of print.

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I forget which page number lists the purposes of school. if you find a copy its like somewhere in the middle as i recall

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I wonder if I can do some sleuthing to find it...

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