The Answer Sheet: banned books


Posted at 12:46 PM ET, 02/08/2013

Beyond 'Beloved': books that are commonly challenged

Here we go again with parents who think that their sensibilities about particular books should apply to everybody.

By Valerie Strauss  |  12:46 PM ET, 02/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  'Harry Potter' Too, Banned Books, Challenged Books

Posted at 10:34 AM ET, 07/11/2010

Why ‘Mockingbird’ has been challenged

"To Kill a Mockingbird" is now a classic, but there have been challenges to the book over the years, and initial reviews were mixed in 1960. One called it "sugar-water."

By Valerie Strauss  |  10:34 AM ET, 07/11/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Literature | Tags:  banned books, challenged books, challenges to mockingbird, mockingbird, reviews of mockingbird, reviews of to kill a mockingbird, to kill a mockingbird

Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 01/28/2010

Taking Anne Frank off shelves: Indefensible

It isn't the first time that a classic book has been pulled off a library shelf because a parent didn't want their darling child to read it, but it is equally obscene every time it happens. This just happened in Culpeper County Public Schools, where a version of the “Diary of A Young Girl,” by Anne Frank was removed from schools because a parent complained about graphic sexual language, according to the Star Exponent.

By Valerie Strauss  |  05:00 PM ET, 01/28/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Literature | Tags:  banned books