Censorship is alive and well in 2020. Banned Book Week (Sept 27th thru Oct 3rd) is a time to rally around the First Amendment and to remind folks to never take for granted the right to read whatever book you desire. There are many reasons why books are banned: Political viewpoints, religious viewpoints, racism, sexuality, profanity, and intolerance for others. I thought I list ten, of many, books I’ve read that at one time or another have been banned.
I also provided a link below that is a list of the top 100 books banned or challenged during the years 2010-2019
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Censorship is a slippery slope. While I’m not willing to say that nothing should be censored–and I’m referring to all media here–it is a sword that should be rarely and careful used.