#BookBlogger Hop - September 22-28: Why are Some Books Banned?

About the Book Blogger Hop

The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer from Crazy-For-Books in March 2010 and ended on December 31, 2012. With Jennifer's permission, I relaunched the meme on February 15, 2013. 

Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end on Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop's purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog. 
 This week's question submitted by Kristin @ Lukten av Trykksverte:

In regards of Banned Books Week, what are your favourite books that has been banned or challenged?

My Answer:

I actually wasn't aware of many books that were banned, not even in school. I thought that was an oldfashioned type of thing. The way I see it, if you really want to read a book, you don't have to sneak around and try to hide it, even if it is "banned". Books are meant to be read, so why ban them because you don't like them? If the content is not to your liking (as a teacher or principal), don't read it to your students. But don't ban it so they will want to check it out even more. Kids are curious like that. How do you think Fifty Shades of Grey got popular?! 🤣

Favorite Banned Books:

Little Bill (series) written by Bill Cosby and illustrated by Varnette P. Honeywood
This children’s book series was challenged because of criminal sexual allegations against the author

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, 1960
Harper Lee’s great American tome stands as proof positive that the censorious impulse is alive and well in our country, even today. For some educators, the Pulitzer-prize winning book is one of the greatest texts teens can study in an American literature class. Others have called it a degrading, profane and racist work that “promotes white supremacy.”

Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
Banned for allegations that the book promotes secular humanism, New Age religion, occultism, and Satanism

Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling (!!!)
Unsuited to Age Group, Witchcraft, Religious Viewpoint, Anti-Family, Darkness, Scariness, Violence, and for "setting bad examples".

Twilight by Stephenie Meyer (!!!)

I ask this question back to you guys. How do you feel about Banned Books? What are some of your fave banned books? Comment below! 

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