Banned Books Week and The U.L.S.

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Banned Books Week — 9/22/19–9/28/19

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The ULS: The Underground Library Society

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In honor of Banned Books Week, I wanted to revisit this information. 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 Wrath by John Steinbeck;

All Quiet On The Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque;

The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown; and

Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak.

I will add more lists of banned and challenged books in the future.

And to all of you interested in joining the U.L.S., the Underground Library Society, please send me an email with a word doc, and write about the book you would choose to save if we lived in a world in which books are illegal.   frenchc1955@yahoo.com

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40 thoughts on “Banned Books Week and The U.L.S.

  1. I did a similar post on Tuesday, and noted that even Dr. Seuss and Shel Silverstein had been banned at one point or another! To me, the banning of certain books is bigotry, pure and simple. I found that today, most books are banned or challenged for their references to or inclusion of LGBT people. How are our young people to grow into acceptance of those who may be a bit different, if we shelter them from those people? Sigh. Good post, Charles!

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  2. niasunset

    This is unbelievable, in there… why not easy to understand. Of course I support the freedom for books/writers… who wants to read whatever wants… should be. Thank you, Love, nia

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  3. selizabryangmailcom

    Reblogged this on Laughter Over Tears and commented:
    My go-to for everything that’s happening these days: Handmaid’s Tale. Cue the scene where the Commander’s wife, Serena, has a finger cut off for suggesting that women should be allowed to read. Not trying to make this about the woman stuff. Just the fanatical, tunnel-visioned, fear-driven, despotic, small-minded, unaccepting, tyrannical, dim-witted, exclusionary, anti-creative, anti-thought, anti-love, anti-possibility ethos many have had to live with and that we will have to live with too, more than we already are, if things keep inching forward the way they are………

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