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Postby Flockers » Wed Jan 25, 2006 10:53 pm

http://title.forbiddenlibrary.com/

It lists all the books that have ever been banned. Some of the reasons are rather entertaining (see "Where's Waldo").
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Postby Dr. Duran Duran » Wed Jan 25, 2006 10:58 pm

Shel Silverstein should never be banned! Yeah, I always think of Satan and cannibalism when I think of Shel Silverstein. :-? :-° Overzealous conservatives.
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Postby SniperShot » Wed Jan 25, 2006 11:03 pm

I had to go there for a school project not long ago how funny it comes up here. This site was really cool. Had to get this info from the site about Tom Sawyer:
Twain, Mark [Samuel L. Clemens]. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Airmont; And/Or Press; Bantam; Grosset; Longman; NAL; Pocket Bks. Excluded from the childrens' room in the Brooklyn, N.Y. Public Library (1876) and the Denver, Colo. Public Library (1876). Confiscated at the USSR border (1930). Removed from the seventh grade curriculum in the West Chester, Pa. schools (1994) after parents complained that it is too full of racially charged language. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a more popular target of censorship, but personally I find this one more entertaining.
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Postby knapplc » Wed Jan 25, 2006 11:32 pm

I'll refrain from a long diatribe on this subject by simply stating that these books were banned by people who are products of woefully, pitifully inadequate education systems, and whether they were caused by the political climate in their respective nations or simple ignorance, these actions are signs that we as a species have a long, long way to go before we truly live up to our self-proclaimed title of homo-sapiens.
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Postby WickedSmaat » Wed Jan 25, 2006 11:48 pm

I remember they banned Goosebumps when I was in elementary. I loved those books ;-D
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Postby Canacuna » Wed Jan 25, 2006 11:53 pm

WickedSmaat wrote:I remember they banned Goosebumps when I was in elementary. I loved those books ;-D


They did the same thing when I was in elementary school! The only books the kids actually wanted to read were banned... poo on that, yo. R.L. Stein r0x0rz s0x0rz and stuff.
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Postby knapplc » Wed Jan 25, 2006 11:59 pm

Canacuna wrote:
WickedSmaat wrote:I remember they banned Goosebumps when I was in elementary. I loved those books ;-D


They did the same thing when I was in elementary school! The only books the kids actually wanted to read were banned... poo on that, yo. R.L. Stein r0x0rz s0x0rz and stuff.

Only because it'll be so funny - WHY did the nitwits in your school districts ban these books?
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Postby CC » Thu Jan 26, 2006 12:04 am

Canacuna wrote:
WickedSmaat wrote:I remember they banned Goosebumps when I was in elementary. I loved those books ;-D


They did the same thing when I was in elementary school! The only books the kids actually wanted to read were banned... poo on that, yo. R.L. Stein r0x0rz s0x0rz and stuff.


I must've had like 30 of those books, I'm sure they are still around somewhere. Every single one was supposed to be scary and ended up having some super stupid twist at the end that trivialized the whole story.
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Postby portisfan24 » Thu Jan 26, 2006 1:18 am

James and the Giant Peach? Are you kidding me?

I swear some parents just have a need to complain.
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Postby UTLonghorns » Thu Jan 26, 2006 7:09 am

Where's Waldo? Martin Handford. Little. Challenged at the Public Libraries of Saginaw, Mich. (1989), Removed from the Springs Public School library in East Hampton, N.Y. (1993) because there is a tiny drawing of a woman lying on the beach wearing a bikini bottom but no top. Yes, but did they find Waldo?


I think its funny how next to all these banned books it says.."Purchase"
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