Literature Suppressed on Social Grounds

Literature Suppressed on Social Grounds

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Literature Suppressed on Social Grounds, Revised Edition discusses writings that have been banned over the centuries because they offended or merely ignored official truths; challenged widely held assumptions; or contained ideas or language unacceptable to a state, religious institution, or private moral watchdog. The entries new to this edition include the Captain Underpants series, We All Fall Down by Robert Cormier, and Jake and Honeybunch Go to Heaven by Margaret Zemach. Also included are updates to the censorship histories of such books as To Kill a Mockingbird and Of Mice and Men.In 1990, a parent in Salinas, Kansas, challenged the use of the book in a 10th- grade English class because it contained ... requested that local school officials form a special textbook screening committee to a€œweed out objectionable things.

Title:Literature Suppressed on Social Grounds
Author: Dawn B. Sova
Publisher:Infobase Publishing - 2006-01-01

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