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Top Ten Banned Books of all Time

Brave New ​World​
Brave New ​World​

Aldoux Huxley's Brave New World came third on the ALA's list of 'most challenged' books. Photograph: Bettmann/Corbis Banned in Ireland when it first appeared in 1932, and removed from shelves and objected to ever since, Aldous Huxley's Brave New World is still making waves today.

Nineteen ​Eighty-Four​
Nineteen ​Eighty-Four​

2 thoughts on “ Banned Book Profile: Nineteen Eighty-Four ” Heather August 4, 2014 at 5:23 am This book never came into my curriculum when I was in High School, though we did read Animal Farm.

The Catcher ​in the Rye​
The Catcher ​in the Rye​

Although The Catcher in the Rye is one of the most controversial books ever written, it is still taught in many English classes all around the United States, and is still loved by many teenagers and adults for its rebellious characteristics.

source: teenink.com
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Harry Potter ​(Literary Series)​
Harry Potter ​(Literary Series)​

Harry Potter Tops List of Banned Books by shannon maughan, publishers weekly he results are in, and Harry Potter has racked up another (dubious, this time) achievement.

source: nytimes.com
Candide, Or, ​Optimism​
Candide, Or, ​Optimism​

Candide, ou l'Optimisme, (/ k æ n ˈ d iː d /; French: ) is a French satire first published in 1759 by Voltaire, a philosopher of the Age of Enlightenment. The novella has been widely translated, with English versions titled Candide: or, All for the Best (1759); Candide: or, The Optimist (1762); and Candide: Optimism (1947).

Adventures of ​Huckleberry Finn​
Adventures of ​Huckleberry Finn​

Despite Hemingway’s assurances, Huckleberry Finn remains one of the most challenged books in the U.S. In an attempt to avoid controversy, CBS produced a made-for-TV adaptation of the book in 1955 that lacked a single mention of slavery and did not have an African American portray the character of Jim.

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The Color ​Purple​
The Color ​Purple​

The book was also removed from the shelves of the Newport News, Virginia school library in 1986 because of its “profanity and sexual references”, and was made accessible only to students over 18, or who had written permission from a parent.

source: world.edu
I Know Why ​the Caged Bird Sings​
I Know Why ​the Caged Bird Sings​

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Angelou's book, which is part autobiography, part literary fiction, details many real-life events the author experienced from her early life through adulthood. Many of these recollections have led to the book being challenged and ultimately banned.

source: study.com

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