K. D. Dowdall

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This is Professor French’s partial list of banned books for those who wish to be members of the ULS (Underground Library Society). In my opinion when books are banned for whatever reason it gives license for our government to ban other books our government may not agree with. There is an inherent danger in even one book being banned. The second list is now posted on his blog at:  https://charlesfrenchonwordsreadingandwriting.wordpress.com/2018/05/07/my-first-list-of-banned-challenged-books/

 

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The ULS: The Underground Library Society

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As the creator of the ULS, The Underground Library Society, and at the request of several followers, I have decided to put up lists of books that have been banned or challenged. If a book is challenged, that usually means there were people who wanted it removed from a school or library.  Both are forms of book censorship. It is important to note that I am not focusing only on books banned or challenged in the United States of America; unfortunately, censorship is a world wide action.

Here is my initial list of banned and challenged books:

The entire Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling;

To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee;

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain;

Beloved by Toni Morrison;

The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie;

The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger;

The Grapes of…

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4 thoughts on “My First List of Banned/Challenged Books

  1. frenchc1955 says:

    Karen, thank you so much!

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  2. Banning books is totally insane, it show a weakness of argument if you can’t stand to have your point of view challenged.

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    1. Eric, you are so right and I agree a thousand percent. Unbelievable. KD

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  3. Jennie says:

    This is important! Thank you for sharing, Karen.

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