New Hampshire schools banned the book from classroom use in 1900 for inappropriate drug and sexual content as well as derogatory characterizations of authority figures and religion.
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Things Fall Apart has been banned by the government in Malaysia and Nigeria because of its negative portrayal of colonialism and the consequences that follow. While it has never been officially banned in the United States, it was challenged in 2012 for elements of racism due to the culture and context.
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So many incredible books have been banned over the years for various reasons. This week we'll be delving into five classic books that were banned at some point, starting with The Lord of The Rings trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien.
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All hail the King. Stephen King, that is. His wisdom is unparalleled.     “I have spent a good many years since―too many, I think―being ashamed about what I write. I think I was forty before I realized that almost every writer of fiction or poetry who has ever published a line has been accused […]
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My little sister rebelliously tested the last rule the guide gave us: never kick and jiggle the reins. “Ahhh!!” she screamed suddenly past mine in a full gallop. “Ayyy!!” I screamed as my horse took off after hers. I squeezed my eyes shut and clutched the horn on the saddle. We left our guide behind, tearing through narrow trails at terrifying speeds.
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