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Some Banned Classics o The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald
o The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger
o The Grapes of Wrath, by John Steinbeck
o To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee
o The Lord of the Flies, by William Golding
o 1984, by George Orwell
o Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck
o Animal Farm, by George Orwell
o A Farewell to Arms, by Ernest Hemingway
o Gone with the Wind, by Margaret Mitchell
o One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, by Ken Kesey
o Slaughterhouse-Five, by Kurt Vonnegut
o For Whom the Bell Tolls, by Ernest Hemingway
o The Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien
o The Jungle, by Upton Sinclair
o A Separate Peace, by John Knowles
("Banned and Challenged Classics"). Who Bans Books? Government and religious bodies attempt to ban books. Nowadays most book bannings are done locally in communities, school boards, public libraries, and state legislatures, but they can also occur in governments, corporations, and book publishers (Lankford). Why Ban Books? o They are about racial issues
o They encourage "bad" lifestyles (drug use, living together without marriage, homosexuality)
o Explicit dialogue (blasphemy, swears)
o Sexual situations or dialogue
o Violence
o Too negative/depressing
o Witchcraft
o Unpopular religious beliefs (satanic or witchcraft views)
o Political bias
o Inappropriate for the age level targeted for
("Reasons for Banning Books - Banned Books"). THE PICO CASE OF 1982 • The Island Trees Union Free School District’s Board of Education against Steven Pico
• Board responded to complaints made by a group of parents and school staff members that certain books be banned from the local junior high and high school libraries.
• The board said the books were “anti-American, anti-Christian, anti-Semitic, and just plain filthy.”
• The Board won the case and the books were banned (ISLAND TREES DISTRICT BOARD OF EDUCATION v. PICO).
• Students said it was against their first amendment right ("Board of Educ. v. Pico"). EARLY OBJECTIONS TO HUCK FINN • One critic said it was not funny
• Another said that it had bad grammar
• Another said it was trash
• Concord Public Library said it was absurd
• One writer of "The Critic" said it was "irreligious"
("Huck and the Concord Library"). OBJECTIONS TODAY • Huck skipped school and used bad language. People thought it would set a bad example for children.
• During the Civil Rights Movement, the NAACP called it racist.
• In 2007, it ranked #5 on the most challenged books
• John Wallace said the book was “the most grotesque example of racist trash ever written” (Bilyeu). By Ben Sullivan BANNED BOOKS FUN FACT! Two school districts in California banned Little Red Riding Hood because Red Riding Hood brought wine to her grandmother! (Lankford). FUN FACT! •Ernest Zündel, wrote "Did Six Million Die?" This book denies the that the holocaust occurred and Zündel was tried in court for breaking two different laws! (Lankford). Works Cited (Information) "Banned and Challenged Classics." American Library Association. American Library Association, n.d. Web. 1 Apr. 2013. <http://www.ala.org/advocacy/banned/frequentlychallenged/challengedclassics>.

Bilyeu, Suzanne. "Mark Twain's Bad Boy." The New York Times Upfront | The Newsmagazine For Teens. Scholastic, 1 Mar. 2010. Web. 26 Mar. 2013. <http://teacher.scholastic.com/scholasticnews/indepth/upfront/features/index.asp?article=f030110_twain>.

"Board of Educ. v. Pico." Board of Educ. v. Pico. Cornell University Law School, n.d. Web. 03 Apr. 2013. <http://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/html/historics/USSC_CR_0457_0853_ZS.html>.

"Huck and the Concord Library." Twain Library Virginia. Twain Library Virginia, n.d. Web. 26 Mar. 2013. <http://twain.lib.virginia.edu/huckfinn/hfconcrd.html>.

“Introduction to Book Banning: At Issue.” Book Banning. Ed. Ronnie D. Lankford, Detroit: Greenhaven Press, 2008. At Issue. Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web 26 Mar. 2013.

ISLAND TREES SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF EDUCATION v. PICO. The Oyez Project at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law. 30 March 2013. <http://www.oyez.org/cases/1980-1989/1981/1981_80_2043>.

"Reasons for Banning Books - Banned Books." Libguides at Butler University. Butler University Libraries, 29 Nov. 2011. Web. 01 Apr. 2013. <http://libguides.butler.edu/content.php?pid=272169>. http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1349928703l/5107.jpg http://inkslingerblog.files.wordpress.com/2012/02/tokillamockingbird.jpg http://blog.betterworldbooks.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/10/712n9zyhzbl_sl500_.jpg http://ioananegulescupenguinawards.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/one-flew-over-the-cuckoos-nest1.jpg http://4umi.com/image/book/orwell/animal_farm.jpg http://twilightswarden.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/rings_book_cover.png http://castlelearning.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/a-separate-peace.jpg http://timeentertainment.files.wordpress.com/2011/07/t100_novels_gone-with-the-wind.jpg?w=260 http://tennesseetheatrecompany.com/images/little-red-riding-hood11.jpg http://i43.tower.com/images/mm101109499/adventures-huckleberry-finn-mark-twain-paperback-cover-art.jpg Fun Fact! And Tango Makes Three was a challenged book because it is about two male penguins that take care of a heterosexual couple’s egg. It was deemed pro-homosexual and anti-family (Lankford). http://burningbooksbuffalo.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/AndTangoMakesThree1.jpg Fun Fact! Wallace even published a copy of Huck Finn without all the racial slurs! (Bilyeu). Huck Finn Supporters • Advocates of the book say that Jim is the most noble character and therefore it is not racist (Bilyeu). Religious Nuts in Texas Seek to Ban Book about Book Banning! YouTube.com. ABC News, 03 Oct. 2006. Web. 06 Apr. 2013. Works Cited (Video) Mark Twain wrote in a letter that he was thinking about burning the manuscript of Huckleberry Finn because he did not like it! (Bilyeu). Fun Fact! In 2005, Oklahoma tried to ban books about homosexuality (Lankford). http://wwp.greenwichmeantime.com/images/usa/oklahoma.jpg (Religious nuts in Texas seek to ban book about book banning!) http://www.citynews.ca/files/2011/01/870f968f47a7b18a802bde782032.jpeg One More Fun Fact! http://kytx.images.worldnow.com/images/20627211_BG1.jpg Works Cited (Pictures) http://4umi.com/image/book/orwell/animal_farm.jpg













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