We read banned books! On the occasion of Banned Books Week, we've rounded up 10 books banned from schools for their explicit content. While book banning may sound like a throwback to Victorian times, censoring books continues to flourish in 21st-century schools and libraries. What's most surprising is a book can be removed from a curriculum, reading list, or school library with the complaint of just one parent. Violence, racial themes, and the occult are commonly cited reasons, but an even more popular one is sexual content. Check out these 10 books that have been removed from schools and libraries in recent years, and tell us if you think there's ever a good reason to ban a book.
Sep 24 2013 - 4:00pm