Banned Books Week: Day 3

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I’m 3/4 done Animal Farm so the review should be up by tomorrow night.

Today I wanted to list the stupidest bans ever.

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll(1865) – Banned in China on the grounds that animals should not use human language

Little Red Riding Hood by Brothers Grimm – Removed by two CA school districts because she carries wine to her grandmother

Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank – for being too depressing for students

A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein – for a single poem and accompanying illustration which suggests that children could avoid washing dishes by breaking them.

Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig – the depiction of the characters as animals, particularly the police as pigs, apparently upset people.

I just can’t believe these, what were people thinking??? I guess that’ s the problem, they weren’t!

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I've been a nonfiction lover for as long as I can remember. I love children's nonfiction as well and love to share my knowledge and the books I gained them from, with the world. I wish more people would give nonfiction a chance.