This week’s topic is top five banned books that you’ve read.
Please note that I really enjoyed all of these books and think the world would be a better place if these books (any books, for that matter) were not banned/censored.
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
Reasons: offensive language, racism, sex education, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group, violence, religious viewpoint
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
Reasons: insensitivity; nudity; racism; religious viewpoint; sexually explicit
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
Reason: offensive language
Everything by John Green
Reasons: Drugs/alcohol/smoking, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group, offensive language
Harry Potter by J. K. Rowling
Reasons: occult/Satanism, offensive language, violence, anti-family, religious viewpoint
I’ve obviously read more than just these, but they’re among my favorites.
How do you feel about banning media?
On what level do you think there should be censorship? Family, school district, state, federal?