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Does a book being banned make you want to read it more? How many banned books in this list of top 100 challenged/banned books from 2010-2019 have you read? I’ve read 31.

 

WARNING: some of these titles are pretty bold.

 

  1. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
  2. Captain Underpants (series) by Dav Pilkey
  3. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
  4. Looking for Alaska by John Green
  5. George by Alex Gino
  6. And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell
  7. Drama by Raina Telgemeier
  8. Fifty Shades of Grey by E. L. James
  9. Internet Girls (series) by Lauren Myracle
  10. The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
  11. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  12. Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  13. I Am Jazz by Jazz Jennings and Jessica Herthel
  14. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
  15. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  16. Bone (series) by Jeff Smith
  17. The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
  18. Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan
  19. A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo by Jill Twiss
  20. Sex is a Funny Word by Cory Silverberg
  21. Alice McKinley (series) by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
  22. It's Perfectly Normal by Robie H. Harris
  23. Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult
  24. Scary Stories (series) by Alvin Schwartz
  25. Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
  26. A Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
  27. Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out by Susan Kuklin
  28. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
  29. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
  30. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
  31. Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel
  32. It's a Book by Lane Smith
  33. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
  34. The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien
  35. What My Mother Doesn't Know by Sonya Sones
  36. A Child Called "It" by Dave Pelzer
  37. Bad Kitty (series) by Nick Bruel
  38. Crank by Ellen Hopkins
  39. Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich
  40. Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
  41. The Adventures of Super Diaper Baby by Dav Pilkey
  42. This Day in June by Gayle E. Pitman
  43. This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki
  44. A Bad Boy Can Be Good For A Girl by Tanya Lee Stone
  45. Beloved by Toni Morrison
  46. Goosebumps (series) by R.L. Stine
  47. In Our Mothers' House by Patricia Polacco
  48. Lush by Natasha Friend
  49. The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
  50. The Color Purple by Alice Walker
  51. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
  52. The Holy Bible
  53. This Book is Gay by Juno Dawson
  54. Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
  55. Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
  56. Gossip Girl (series) by Cecily von Ziegesar
  57. House of Night (series) by P.C. Cast
  58. My Mom's Having A Baby by Dori Hillestad Butler
  59. Neonomicon by Alan Moore
  60. The Dirty Cowboy by Amy Timberlake
  61. The Giver by Lois Lowry
  62. Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
  63. Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya
  64. Draw Me a Star by Eric Carle
  65. Dreaming In Cuban by Cristina Garcia
  66. Fade by Lisa McMann
  67. The Family Book by Todd Parr
  68. Feed by M.T. Anderson
  69. Go the F*ck to Sleep by Adam Mansbach
  70. Habibi by Craig Thompson
  71. House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende
  72. Jacob's New Dress by Sarah Hoffman
  73. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
  74. Monster by Walter Dean Myers
  75. Nasreen’s Secret School by Jeanette Winter
  76. Saga by Brian K. Vaughan
  77. Stuck in the Middle by Ariel Schrag
  78. The Kingdom of Little Wounds by Susann Cokal
  79. 1984 by George Orwell
  80. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
  81. Almost Perfect by Brian Katcher
  82. Awakening by Kate Chopin
  83. Burned by Ellen Hopkins
  84. Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
  85. Fallen Angels by Walter Dean Myers
  86. Glass by Ellen Hopkins
  87. Heather Has Two Mommies by Lesle´a Newman
  88. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
  89. Madeline and the Gypsies by Ludwig Bemelmans
  90. My Princess Boy by Cheryl Kilodavis
  91. Prince and Knight by Daniel Haack
  92. Revolutionary Voices: A Multicultural Queer Youth Anthology by Amy Sonnie
  93. Skippyjon Jones (series) by Judith Schachner
  94. So Far from the Bamboo Grove by Yoko Kawashima Watkins
  95. The Color of Earth (series) by Tong-hwa Kim
  96. The Librarian of Basra by Jeanette Winter
  97. The Walking Dead (series) by Robert Kirkman
  98. Tricks by Ellen Hopkins
  99. Uncle Bobby’s Wedding by Sarah S Brannen
  100. Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks

 

Find out why some of these books are banned: https://pen.org/banned-books-week-2020-reading-list/

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On this side of heaven, we are imperfect beings. However, it is our aim to be like Christ who was and is perfection. And when we reach the other side of heaven, the glory side, we will be made perfect

The books on this list that I've read include: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee / A Brave New World by Aldous Huxley / Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck / The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger /

He tried to make himself God.    Isaiah 14:12-15  12 “How you are fallen from heaven,     O Day Star, son of Dawn! How you are cut down to the ground,     you who laid the nations

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    The books on this list that I've read include: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee / A Brave New World by Aldous Huxley / Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck / The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger / The Holy Bible / Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank / 1984 by George Orwell/

    Would anyone know the reason or reasons why any one of them was banned?  I'm sure that many of us members of christianwriters.com would like to know why the Bible was banned.

 

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18 minutes ago, William D'Andrea said:

    The books on this list that I've read include: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee / A Brave New World by Aldous Huxley / Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck / The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger / The Holy Bible / Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank / 1984 by George Orwell/

    Would anyone know the reason or reasons why any one of them was banned?  I'm sure that many of us members of christianwriters.com would like to know why the Bible was banned.

 

 

didn't you check out my link?

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    I just checked your link: BANNED BOOKS WEEK 2020: A READING LIST. 

   The only one listed that I mentioned is To Kill a Mockingbird, which the Burbank California Unified Schoolboard pulled from its curriculum.  It doesn't say why.

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22 minutes ago, William D'Andrea said:

    I just checked your link: BANNED BOOKS WEEK 2020: A READING LIST. 

   The only one listed that I mentioned is To Kill a Mockingbird, which the Burbank California Unified Schoolboard pulled from its curriculum.  It doesn't say why.

 

Cause it uses the N word

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12 minutes ago, Wesley Southern said:

Cause it uses the N word

<eyeroll> This is the same problem Mark Twain faced with some of his river novels, which were part and parcel of the era, not a defense of the term. 

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2 hours ago, Wesley Southern said:

Does a book being banned make you want to read it more? How many banned books in this list of top 100 challenged/banned books from 2010-2019 have you read? I’ve read 31.

 

WARNING: some of these titles are pretty bold.

 

  1. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
  2. Captain Underpants (series) by Dav Pilkey
  3. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
  4. Looking for Alaska by John Green
  5. George by Alex Gino
  6. And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell
  7. Drama by Raina Telgemeier
  8. Fifty Shades of Grey by E. L. James
  9. Internet Girls (series) by Lauren Myracle
  10. The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
  11. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  12. Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  13. I Am Jazz by Jazz Jennings and Jessica Herthel
  14. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
  15. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  16. Bone (series) by Jeff Smith
  17. The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
  18. Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan
  19. A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo by Jill Twiss
  20. Sex is a Funny Word by Cory Silverberg
  21. Alice McKinley (series) by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
  22. It's Perfectly Normal by Robie H. Harris
  23. Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult
  24. Scary Stories (series) by Alvin Schwartz
  25. Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
  26. A Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
  27. Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out by Susan Kuklin
  28. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
  29. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
  30. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
  31. Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel
  32. It's a Book by Lane Smith
  33. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
  34. The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien
  35. What My Mother Doesn't Know by Sonya Sones
  36. A Child Called "It" by Dave Pelzer
  37. Bad Kitty (series) by Nick Bruel
  38. Crank by Ellen Hopkins
  39. Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich
  40. Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
  41. The Adventures of Super Diaper Baby by Dav Pilkey
  42. This Day in June by Gayle E. Pitman
  43. This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki
  44. A Bad Boy Can Be Good For A Girl by Tanya Lee Stone
  45. Beloved by Toni Morrison
  46. Goosebumps (series) by R.L. Stine
  47. In Our Mothers' House by Patricia Polacco
  48. Lush by Natasha Friend
  49. The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
  50. The Color Purple by Alice Walker
  51. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
  52. The Holy Bible
  53. This Book is Gay by Juno Dawson
  54. Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
  55. Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
  56. Gossip Girl (series) by Cecily von Ziegesar
  57. House of Night (series) by P.C. Cast
  58. My Mom's Having A Baby by Dori Hillestad Butler
  59. Neonomicon by Alan Moore
  60. The Dirty Cowboy by Amy Timberlake
  61. The Giver by Lois Lowry
  62. Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
  63. Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya
  64. Draw Me a Star by Eric Carle
  65. Dreaming In Cuban by Cristina Garcia
  66. Fade by Lisa McMann
  67. The Family Book by Todd Parr
  68. Feed by M.T. Anderson
  69. Go the F*ck to Sleep by Adam Mansbach
  70. Habibi by Craig Thompson
  71. House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende
  72. Jacob's New Dress by Sarah Hoffman
  73. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
  74. Monster by Walter Dean Myers
  75. Nasreen’s Secret School by Jeanette Winter
  76. Saga by Brian K. Vaughan
  77. Stuck in the Middle by Ariel Schrag
  78. The Kingdom of Little Wounds by Susann Cokal
  79. 1984 by George Orwell
  80. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
  81. Almost Perfect by Brian Katcher
  82. Awakening by Kate Chopin
  83. Burned by Ellen Hopkins
  84. Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
  85. Fallen Angels by Walter Dean Myers
  86. Glass by Ellen Hopkins
  87. Heather Has Two Mommies by Lesle´a Newman
  88. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
  89. Madeline and the Gypsies by Ludwig Bemelmans
  90. My Princess Boy by Cheryl Kilodavis
  91. Prince and Knight by Daniel Haack
  92. Revolutionary Voices: A Multicultural Queer Youth Anthology by Amy Sonnie
  93. Skippyjon Jones (series) by Judith Schachner
  94. So Far from the Bamboo Grove by Yoko Kawashima Watkins
  95. The Color of Earth (series) by Tong-hwa Kim
  96. The Librarian of Basra by Jeanette Winter
  97. The Walking Dead (series) by Robert Kirkman
  98. Tricks by Ellen Hopkins
  99. Uncle Bobby’s Wedding by Sarah S Brannen
  100. Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks

 

Find out why some of these books are banned: https://pen.org/banned-books-week-2020-reading-list/

I've only read 7 but I've watched 50 Shades of Grey, and my family owns a LOT of the books on this list

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2 hours ago, Wesley Southern said:

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

 

2 hours ago, Wesley Southern said:

The Holy Bible

 

2 hours ago, Wesley Southern said:

Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

I've read those three. I roll my eyes at the fact that the Bible is a banned book, but this is a sad reality that we won't escape until we die.

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13 minutes ago, Ky_GirlatHeart said:

 

 

I've read those three. I roll my eyes at the fact that the Bible is a banned book, but this is a sad reality that we won't escape until we die.

 

Did you know during the slave era in the antebellum south, there was a "slave bible" in which the slaveowners cut out the passages against slavery and they read the passages that were for slavery?

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5 minutes ago, Wesley Southern said:

Did you know during the slave era in the antebellum south, there was a "slave bible" in which the slaveowners cut out the passages against slavery and they read the passages that were for slavery?

Just did a bit of research on it. Didn't know it existed...

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33 minutes ago, Wesley Southern said:

 

I mean, I haven't watched it, just the abridged cinema sins version

Wait they abridged it? 😮 I saw it on Youtube by looking up one clip at a time XD 365 Days was easier to find, it didn't have ads or anything, just the full movie

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3 minutes ago, ThePerilousPen said:

Wait they abridged it? 😮 I saw it on Youtube by looking up one clip at a time XD 365 Days was easier to find, it didn't have ads or anything, just the full movie

 

I'm not your brother, so I'm not going to tell you what you can't watch. I just don't think teenagers need to be as precocious as they currently are...

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9 minutes ago, Wesley Southern said:

 

I'm not your brother, so I'm not going to tell you what you can't watch. I just don't think teenagers need to be as precocious as they currently are...

Precocious. . .? I should know what that means but I don't hang on 

*googles it*

ahhh I see. Well even my own brother don't care (unless I use the f-word and then they care) but I know what you mean. It's the influence of my youth group, really. The other kids watch those movies and swear and listen to E music so I've kinda started doing it too. . . youth group, of all places! 

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4 minutes ago, ThePerilousPen said:

Precocious. . .? I should know what that means but I don't hang on 

*googles it*

ahhh I see. Well even my own brother don't care (unless I use the f-word and then they care) but I know what you mean. It's the influence of my youth group, really. The other kids watch those movies and swear and listen to E music so I've kinda started doing it too. . . youth group, of all places! 

 

I feel kinda protective of you cause like, I noticed teenagers putting their self- esteem in how many likes they get on social media, and it's such a dopamine trap, I don't want you to feel like you have to be like everyone else to fit in... people do a 180 out of peer pressure, but they lacked confidence in themselves before they flipped y'know?

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12 minutes ago, Wesley Southern said:

 

I feel kinda protective of you cause like, I noticed teenagers putting their self- esteem in how many likes they get on social media, and it's such a dopamine trap, I don't want you to feel like you have to be like everyone else to fit in... people do a 180 out of peer pressure, but they lacked confidence in themselves before they flipped y'know?

I do know, yeah. Don't worry, I don't try to fit in : ) well what I mean is, I don't feel the need to do that in order to feel accepted. If that makes sense. . . it was never a "cool kid" thing, more like a "this helps explain how we're feeling and helps us connect" idk maybe that made it more confusing...

 

but anyway that's really nice of you to care. most people don't : ) so thank you <33 

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9 hours ago, Wesley Southern said:

 

Did you know during the slave era in the antebellum south, there was a "slave bible" in which the slaveowners cut out the passages against slavery and they read the passages that were for slavery?

 

Do you have a reference for this?

 

I'm not one who looks to start arguments here, so please don't take this that way. But this one struck me as kinda odd, and a quick google search doesn't help. I'm just looking to understand what you're referring to, being something of a history nerd...

 

Thing is, you don't find "for slavery" and "anti slavery" passages in the Bible, 'cuz in the day and age the Bible was written, there was no concept that a society could be run without it. No matter where you search: literary sources, spiritual sources, Greek philosophers... nowhere can you find an abolitionist, 'cuz the concept did not exist at the time.

 

And again, even the Greek philosophers who explored every avenue of thought they could imagine, never came up with the idea of a world that could be adequately run without a massive amount of forced labor. Slavery was simply accepted as one more grim reality, like war, disease, and death. They lived in a brutally different world than ours...

 

Now, in the antebellum south, they no doubt abused the passages that mentioned slavery in every way they could to keep their slaves in line. But since it was also illegal to teach slaves to read, it doesn't seem they'd have needed a separate Bible to do that.

 

 

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4 hours ago, Wes B said:

 

Do you have a reference for this?

 

I'm not one who looks to start arguments here, so please don't take this that way. But this one struck me as kinda odd, and a quick google search doesn't help. I'm just looking to understand what you're referring to, being something of a history nerd...

 

Thing is, you don't find "for slavery" and "anti slavery" passages in the Bible, 'cuz in the day and age the Bible was written, there was no concept that a society could be run without it. No matter where you search: literary sources, spiritual sources, Greek philosophers... nowhere can you find an abolitionist, 'cuz the concept did not exist at the time.

 

And again, even the Greek philosophers who explored every avenue of thought they could imagine, never came up with the idea of a world that could be adequately run without a massive amount of forced labor. Slavery was simply accepted as one more grim reality, like war, disease, and death. They lived in a brutally different world than ours...

 

Now, in the antebellum south, they no doubt abused the passages that mentioned slavery in every way they could to keep their slaves in line. But since it was also illegal to teach slaves to read, it doesn't seem they'd have needed a separate Bible to do that.

 

 

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/heavily-abridged-slave-bible-removed-passages-might-encourage-uprisings-180970989/

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@Wes B I did a bit of digging yesterday after Wesley mentioned it. There was a slave Bible that had cut out portions such as Moses leading the children out of Egypt because the slave owners didn't want the slaves to rebel against them. 

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