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    I think they're still going, but I haven't read one in years. I keep seeing new ones on the shelves, though.
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    Late to the party, but I thought I would post this link to forbidden library even though it doesn't seem to have been updated since 1998. Kind of amusing reading .
    ALA's website is "fun" as well. (I assume that's where you got the list, sheela?)

    I assume that the reason the Harry Potter books are challenged because they are children's books, as opposed to fantasy books which are usually not.

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    I have an old banned library copy of The Martian Chronicles, and I don't quite get why it was banned. Isn't Fahrenheit 451 banned also? They must hate sci-fi types.

    Julie of the Wolves... Wow I remember that being on the summer reading list when I was in probably third grade. I barely remember anything about it other than some regurgitation feeding stuff, but I didn't think it was that bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Modesty
    Late to the party, but I thought I would post this link to forbidden library even though it doesn't seem to have been updated since 1998. Kind of amusing reading .
    ALA's website is "fun" as well. (I assume that's where you got the list, sheela?)

    I assume that the reason the Harry Potter books are challenged because they are children's books, as opposed to fantasy books which are usually not.
    Very interesting sites. I don't really see how some of the childrens' books on that list could be offensive.

    I agree with likeafox when s/he said that they must hate sci-fi.

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    Just to clear things up, I'm a gal.

    The kinds of sci-fi books that I like to read the most are the banned ones. I don't even mean to find those ones specifically. I just read them, like them, and learn later that they were banned. Go figure.

    Imagine if the people who ban books were the same people who censor tv and movies. It's unjust that tv and movies get away with so much and books are banned for anything slightly controversial.

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    Quote Originally Posted by likeafox
    The kinds of sci-fi books that I like to read the most are the banned ones. I don't even mean to find those ones specifically. I just read them, like them, and learn later that they were banned. Go figure.

    Imagine if the people who ban books were the same people who censor tv and movies. It's unjust that tv and movies get away with so much and books are banned for anything slightly controversial.
    Yeah, it's ridiculous that people can't even appreciate good literature anymore.

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