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Burn Those Damned Books!

My favourite banned or challenged books and the reason they caught heat!

Harry Potter series

J.K. Rowling 

Presence of witchcraft, anti-family themes, violence, desensitizes children to the evils of the world, unsuitable for age group, sets a bad example, violence, death

Little Red Riding Hood

Trina Schart Hyman

Alcohol is consumed (and enjoyed) 

Charlotte's Web

E.B. White

Talking animals are sacrilegious and disrespectful to god, and are therefore the work of the devil 

Hansel and Gretel 

The Brothers Grimm

The children commit murder and the witch gives witches a bad name!

And Tango Makes Three

Peter Parnell & Justin Richardson

Encouragement of a damaging lifestyle, homosexuality, and same-sex marriage

Blood and Chocolate

Annette Curtis Klause

Sexual content and supernatural themes

Brideshead Revisited

Evelyn Waugh

Themes of homosexuality, alcoholism, and infidelity 


Raina Telgemeier

LGBT characters, sexually explicit, has an offensive political viewpoint

Eleanor & Park

Rainbow Rowell

Offensive language, bullying, fat shaming, and sexual content


Alex Gino

The inclusion of a transgender child and discussions of sexuality are not appropriate for age level

The Hunger Games

Suzanne Collins

Religious viewpoint, unsuited to age group, violence, anti-family

It's So Perfectly Normal & It's So Amazing

Robie Harris 

Nudity, sex education, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group, "child pornography," sexual content


Brian K. Vaughan

Anti-family, nudity, offensive language, sexually explicit, unsuited for age group

The Witches

Roald Dahl

Misogyny, encouraging disobedience, violence, animal cruelty, obscene language, supernatural themes

This One Summer

Mariko Tamaki

LGBT characters, drug use, profanity, sexually explicit

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