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Books and Censorship

Books have been challenged or banned for as long as they have been published. Parents, citizens, school districts, libraries or government agencies are among those who have attempted to censor various titles.

People attempt to ban books for many reasons, but sexual content, political perspectives, and challenges to religious doctrine are among the most common. In recent years, older books have also been challenged for expressing racist or sexist views that are no longer accepted in the mainstream.

The library at South Seattle Community College is proud to promote the American Library Associations's Library Bill of Rights, which supports Intellectual Freedom and the right to read.

 

Read a Banned Book!

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Catch-22 - Joseph Heller
ISBN: 9781451626650

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The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins

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The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood
ISBN: 9780307264602

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Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
ISBN: 9780679723165

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Go Ask Alice - Anonymous
ISBN: 9781416914631

 

Read a Banned Book!

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The Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck

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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone - J. K. Rowling

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The Catcher in the Rye - J. D. Salinger

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The Color Purple - Alice Walker

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Slaughterhouse-Five - Kurt Vonnegut

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