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Censorship of J.K. Rowling's Books

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Jace Hillegas

on 2 December 2013

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Censorship of J.K. Rowling's Books
- It started as early as 1999 when a group of parents asked that the book be banned from all South Carolina schools.
- In 2,000 alone, there were 13 recorded complaints ranging from angry parents to religious organizations to school principals.
- The biggest single case of censorship happened in 2005-2007, a woman named Laura Mallory was completely against the books and wouldn't give up on trying to ban them.
Laura Mallory
Works Involved
- The whole series of "Harry Potter" has been constantly almost banned because of over protective parents and other such groups.
-Many people believe that the books are terrible for children readers because they encourage witchcraft and wizardry.
- People also believe that the books are full of evil and hate and most of the people that think this, haven't even read the books!
How it was censored
-However, on several occasions there were groups of people that would try to destroy the existence of the books by burning them.
- One time, a library summer club called "Muggle Studies" was canceled because people thought that they would teach them evil magic.
Still taking place?
-The censorship is still taking place, however, not as greatly.
-People still think that the book is evil and satanic but, not as much has been done against it as in the past.
-Nowadays, there are way more articles about defending "Harry Potter" than trying to get it banned.
Defending Harry Potter and the results.
-Many times there would be voting on whether it be banned.
Very few times the book would actually be banned from libraries and schools.
The results have been not bad because the books aren't banned anywhere permanently.

Kennedy, E. (2013) Harry Potter Controversy: The Harry Potter Controversy, Retrieved From: http://childrensbooks.about.com/gi/o.htm?zi=1/XJ&zTi=1&sdn=childrensbooks&cdn=parenting&tm=4&f=11&su=p284.13.342.ip_p504.6.342.ip_&tt=2&bt=4&bts=4&zu=http%3A//www.d.umn.edu/~csigler/PDF%2520files/PotterChallengeList.pdf

-All of the many attempts to ban the series have been mostly to ban it from schools and libraries.
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