A Litany for Banned Books Week
"There is more than one way to burn a book, and the world is full of people running around with matches" Ray Bradbury
Huckleberry Finn because he uses the N word.
Anne Frank because she talks about her period, and argues with her mom, and the book
is too depressing anyway.
The Wizard of Oz because there are good witches.
Tom Sawyer because he sets a bad example.
In the Night Kitchen because Mickey drops his drawers.
Bridge to Terabithia because there is magic
Bad language has cause the banning of:
The Grapes of Wrath
Of Mice and Men
A Clockwork Orange
Catcher in the Rye
The Great Gatsby
Most everything Hemingway ever wrote.
Harry Potter because he attends a school for wizardry and witchcraft, and breaks rules, and might be
too scary for the kids.
Someone burned the Lord of the Rings for being satanic (which would have astounded that
good Catholic Tolkien)
Some places have even tried to ban Fahrenheit 451 (irony is lost on the intolerant)
Heather Has Two Mommies because, well Heather has two mommies.
Tango makes Three because there are 2 penguin daddies.
To Kill a Mockingbird because....hell I don't know why anyone would ban To Kill a Mockingbird.
"Don't join the book burners. Don't think you are going to conceal faults by concealing evidence that
they ever existed. Don't be afraid to go in your library and read every book"