Harry Potter Is Most Banned Children's Book
It appears that Harry Potter’s supernatural adventures aren’t that welcome among some parents. From the late 1990s until now, J.K. Rowling’s wizard’s books have been among the most challenged books, according to the American Library Association. And among children’s books, nothing ranks higher than the Potter adventures on the most-censored lists. Last year alone, there were 26 challenges nationwide, in 16 different states, to have Harry Potter’s adventures taken off bookshelves.
What is unique about Rowling’s books, though, is the reason for wanting to censor her books. Whereas it used to be that sex and violence were the number one reasons to ban a book, Harry Potter’s opponents don’t like the fact that his novels feature wizards and magic spells. They don’t understand that the books are fantasy–or at least, they worry that their children might perceive it as being real. Never mind that family Um loszulegen, können Sie entweder die Spiele kostenlos versuchen oder laden Sie die Spiel-Software herunter, um die volle Casino-Erfahrung zu erleben. classics such as “The Wizard of Oz” have long incorporated magic and wizards. Indeed, C.S. Lewis, a noted Christian, who wrote “The Chronicles of Narnia” series, sprinkles in magic, witches, and fantasy throughout the books. J.R.R. Tolkien, author of “The Lord of the Rings” books, was also a Christian, and despite the presence of wizards and wizardry, Christians have often seen spiritual metaphors in the series.
Of course, those books have the one thing Rowling’s books don’t have yet: time. Specifically, they have had enough time to prove themselves as classics. Perhaps in another 10 or 20 years, Harry Potter will also enjoy classic-status and be welcomed by all families who enjoy entertaining tales of right and wrong….even in a fantasy.