Read Banned Books!

Banned Books Week (Sept 24 - Oct 1) is an annual celebration of the First Amendment and people's freedom to read.  Many works now considered classic literature were once banned from libraries across the country due to what some people deemed to be offensive content.  Why not judge for yourself?  Banned classics include:

1. The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald
2. The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger
3. The Grapes of Wrath, by John Steinbeck
4. To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee
5. The Color Purple, by Alice Walker

... and many others.  In fact, nearly half of Radcliffe's Rival/Modern Library's Top 100 Novels appear on the list of banned and challenged books.  Banned Books Week starts today; happy reading!

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