17 Books Banned in American Schools

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Books Banned in American Schools

Curious what booked were banned in American schools?

Are you envisioning a snobby, old librarian yelling at you for trying to read Animal Farm, because I am. It's pretty shocking to learn how many books were banned once upon a time but you'll be surprised by the books banned in American schools.

If you're a true patriot, maybe you'll read (or re-read) some of these banned books.

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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

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Schools had an issue with: alcohol use, bullying, violence, sexual innuendos, profanity, and racial slurs.

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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

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Schools had an issue with: foul language, racial stereotypes.

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And Tango Makes Three

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Schools had an issue with: Same sex-marriage and homosexual content.

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Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging

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Schools had an issue with: foul language, sexual content, LGBT narrative.

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Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret

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Schools had an issue with: depiction of menstrual cycles, feminine hygiene.

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Bless Me Ultima

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Schools had an issue with: foul language, profanity, violence.

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Captain Underpants Series

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Schools had an issue with: inappropriate for age demographic, violence, offensive language.

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Bride to Terabithia

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Carrie

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Schools had an issue with: violence, anti-religion, sexual themes.

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

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Schools had an issue with: offensive language, inappropriate for age demographic, profanity, and atheism.

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The Face on the Milk Carton

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Schools had an issue with: Inappropriate for age demographic, offensive language, sexual content.

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Family Secrets

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Schools had an issue with: Adultery, sexual content, foul language, smoking, and implications of incest.

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Flowers for Algernon

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The Giver

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Schools had an issue with: foul language, obscenities, sexual content, violence, inappropriate for age demographic.

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Goosebumps Series

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Schools had an issue with: supernatural themes, violence, promoting disobedience.

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The Things They Carried

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Schools had an issue with: violence, animal abuse, foul language, obscenities, criticism of the Vietnam War.

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The Witches

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Schools had an issue with: misogyny, promoting disobedience, violence, animal cruelty, foul language, supernatural themes.

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