Banned Encyclopedia Britannica

The entire Encyclopedia Britannica is banned in Texas because it contains a formula for making beer at home. As if the formula for making beer can only be found in the Encyclopedia. How silly to ban such a treasure of...

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The Banned Dictionary

Both the Merriam Webster and the American Heritage Dictionaries have been banned in various schools. The Merriam Webster was banned in a California elementary school in January 2010 due to its definition of oral sex. “It’s just not age appropriate,” a district representative...

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Brown Bear Book

The “Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?” by Bill Martin Jr., beloved children’s book was banned in January 2010 by the Texas Board of Education because the author has the same name as an obscure Marxist theorist, and no one bothered to check if really was the same...

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Little Women Banned

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott On Banned Book List. Not easy to figure out why this one was banned, but it may have been that the strongest woman character marries a boring and much older man– which is counter to...

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Top 3 Banned Books of 2010 – Teens with Real Lives and Gay Penguins

If you want to be banned in 2010, just follow the trends from last year and speak frankly about teenage development and sexuality, or write about two gay penguins raising an egg. According to the American Library Association, the most terrifying topics for parents are gay parenthood, and the sexual and social development of their own children. The following three books received the most criticism from parents and critics, challenging...

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Harry Potter Banned?

I can hear a collective scream among kids and adults alike in some schools and libraries after many petitions to ban Harry Potter books have been circulated. The general consensus is that Harry Potter books are great fantasy novels that empower even the most reluctant of readers to pick up a book and read. These are some kind of school cleaning services. Where great books are cleaned away and not able to be read by students....

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