Banned Books Blog Hop

Welcome to the Banned Books Blog Hop! It’s always a surprise to me to see the list of books that have been banned over the years, especially when they contain books that I’ve read and found so enlightening, like TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, or so entertaining, like HARRY POTTER. To me books, especially books of fiction, are one of the best ways that we can explore issues in society and bring them to the forefront for discussion and consideration.

When I was a teen, a local high school not only banned the books, but burned them. That case went all the way to the Supreme Court. To this day I always questioned why a few thought some ideas were so radical they needed to be eradicated by burning, like in FAHRENHEIT 451.

Which I guess is why I love America. We have the First Amendment and protections against restrictions on our speech. We also have a way of resolving our differences about whether or not the speech contained in certain works merits those protections. I hope that we never reach a point where things like “fairness doctrines” stop us from being able to openly discuss issues that are of importance for our society.

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Drop by other Banned Books Bloggers to see what’s happening with them!

Many thanks to I READ BANNED BOOKS and I AM A READER, NOT A WRITER for putting together this blog hop.

34 thoughts on “Banned Books Blog Hop”

  1. Not entering giveaway but wanted to thank you for your post.

    The American Library Association website for banned/challenged books–short list for classics only–includes To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee; 1984, by George Orwell; A Farewell to Arms and For Whom the Bell Tolls, by Ernest Hemingway; Gone with the Wind, by Margaret Mitchell; and Sophie’s Choice, by William Styron. The first four were required reading in my school days.

    A commenter on Murder She Writes, however, took me aback by mentioning the Bible, which of course is banned in some places.

  2. Hi.I don’t Tweet or FB, but I do totally support this cause and can’t believe some of the books that have been challenged or banned. Classics like Diary of Anne Frank. Are they kidding! Brave New World? Catch in the Rye (didn’t paticularly like this one, but I’d never ban it!)
    Perhaps you will consider this for entry into the giveaway.
    marajbrandon AT earthlink DOT com

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