These Books Have Been Banned, Really???

I never even thought about banned books or political correctness when I wrote my book. I wanted to clearly stay in the era which was Deep South 1950s-60s. Without this element the book loses its meaningfulness. This one hits close to my heart. A must read if you are interested in avoiding censorship, or are opposed to censorship.

7 thoughts on “These Books Have Been Banned, Really???

    • It is to me also. The post author makes a point of indicating that these are/were not universally banned, but the censorship involved is still scary…that people/organizations or even entire geographic regions could do this.

  1. My favorite comment from the post author when she lists A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein: “Florida should be banned because it promotes violence and disrespect.” Unfortunately so much of this kind of inane censorship still goes on, some more insidious than others (as in rewriting history; see Texas Board of Education). For all our embrace of the First Amendment, it doesn’t seem to apply to literature. Thanks for reblogging this, SK. Great post.

    • I so agree. On one hand, I am glad that I live in a country that allows freedom from censorship rights through the First Amendment, on the other…it is frustrating to see those rights manipulated or ignored. It does make you respect those who have fought for our rights.

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