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Choose one of these books to read for the 2nd nine weeks Censorship discussion. Please choose wisely, these books were banned (at one time or another) for a reason.

"To forbid us anything is to make us have a mind for it."
-- Michel de Montaigne, Essays, 1559

Banned Books list: research why these books were banned before you make your selection (I am not responsible for offending contents choose your banned book carefully)

 

Political

All Quiet on the Western Front  Erich Maria Remarque

Black Boy  Richard Wright

The Grapes of Wrath  John Steinbeck

The Prince  Niccolo Machiavelli

The Rights of Man  Thomas Paine

Slaughterhouse-Five  Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

Uncle Toms Cabin  Harriet Beecher Stowe

 

Religious

The Age of Reason  Thomas Paine

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone  J. K. Rowling

The Last Temptation of Christ  Nikos Kazantzakis

Oliver Twist  Charles Dickens

On the Origin of the Species  Charles Darwin

 

Sexual

The Bluest Eye  Toni Morrison

Candide  Voltaire

Jude the Obscure  Thomas Hardy

Madame Bovary  Gustave Flaubert

Sanctuary  William Faulkner

Rabbit Run  John Updike

 

Social

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn  Mark Twain

The Bell Jar  Sylvia Plath

Catch 22  Joseph Heller

The Catcher in the Rye  J. D. Salinger

Of Mice and Men  John Steinbeck

One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest  Ken Kesey

To Kill a Mockingbird  Harper Lee

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