The Answer Sheet: Challenged Books

Posted at 04:02 AM ET, 09/23/2013

It’s Banned Books Week. Read a banned book!

The American Library Association’s annual event celebrates the freedom to read.

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Tags:  Censorship, The Most Challenged 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.

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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."

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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 03:00 PM ET, 04/16/2010

"Twilight" on 2009 Most Challenged Books list

My Sister's Keeper, Jodi Picoult and banned books, Eclipse, Twilight, Breaking Dawn, Eclipse and banned books, banned books, Twilight and banned, The Twilight Saga books joined the list of the Most Frequently Challenged Books of 2009, the American Library Association says. The list includes "Catcher in the Rye," and, believe it or not, "To Kill a Mockingbird."

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Categories:  Literature, Literature | Tags:  amercan library association, challenged books