Books You Won’t Believe Are Banned

Aug 5, 2015 at 6:05 pm |

Their Novel Plots Got Them Banned!

Haruki Murakami once said, “If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.” It’s true that books are one of the greatest weapons people of all backgrounds have when it comes to educating and liberating themselves from all forms of oppression: social, political, and intellectual, to name a few.

It’s no surprise, then, that there are many people out there who would wish to ban and censor books from being read by the general public, especially by children.

The following list of historically and controversially banned books contains some of your childhood favorites, and you won’t believe the wild reasons that people come up with in order to take good literature off the shelves at schools and public libraries.

Did you favorite book make the list? Which one of these surprised you the most? SHARE with a friend and let us know, and remember: always keep reading!


Cover of The Giving Tree

Source: “The Giving Tree” by Source. Licensed under Fair use via Wikipedia

Find out which of your favorite childhood books are illegal. I can’t believe they thought #17 was dangerous!

Start the slideshow to see if people think your favorite book is dangerous!