Top Amazing Banned Books

There are books that you think is good and reliable. However, it is not always true as you believe. Below is the list of banned books which may surprise you:

“Little Women” – Louisa May Alcott

“Little Women” – Louisa May Alcott is one of the banned books because it is the strongest woman character who marries a boring and much older man, which goes against feminism.

 

“Little Women” – Louisa May Alcott

 

Merriam Webster Dictionary

Both the Merriam Webster and the American Heritage Dictionaries are listed in the banned books in various schools. To be specific, the Merriam Webster was banned in a California elementary school in January 2010 for its definition of oral sex which is not suitable for ages. 

Merriam Webster Dictionary

 

“A Farewell to Arms” – Ernest Hemingway

“A Farewell to Arms” by Ernest Hemingway which discusses the war topic was also banned for sexual content for more than 20 years.

 

“A Farewell to Arms” – Ernest Hemingway

 

“Grapes of Wrath” – John Steinbeck

This book is considered to be a huge bestseller, and this classic describes poverty and the struggles of migrant workers. Nevertheless, this book was and still is banned for obscenity and for the negative light where the country was painted.

 

“Grapes of Wrath” – John Steinbeck

 

“James and the Giant Peach” – Roald Dahl

“James and the giant peach” which is a book preferred by children was inversely banned for obscenity and violence.

 

“James and the Giant Peach”

 

“A Wrinkle in Time” – Madeleine L’Engle

As this story is a tale of the battle of good and evil, many people thought that it was making a religious argument they didn’t want their children to read.

 

“A Wrinkle in Time” – Madeleine L’Engle

 

“The Diary of a Young Girl” – Anne Frank

Anne Frank’s diary has been banned on many occasions and was pulled from a Virginia school for “sexually explicit” and “homosexual” themes.

 

“The Diary of a Young Girl” – Anne Frank

 

Related links:

1. Ironically Banning Books

2. Audio Books vs Paper Books

3. Story Writing with Children – Ban Boring Stories

I am 25 years old, and I study materials on education, likes reading and writing. In free time, I often join literature clubs and share my interest with others.

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