Better Watch Out…It’s Banned Books Vol. 2!
Sorry for the delay! This week’s installment of banned books (read last week’s here) once again features books banned or challenged in America for “interesting” reasons. This week we have:
Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank, challenged by the Alabama State Textbook Committee (1983) because the book was, quote, “a real downer.” Hmmm…a book about the holocaust is depressing, and they were surprised?
Witches, Pumpkins, and Grinning Ghosts by Edna Barth, challenged in Arizona (1992) because the book “interests little minds into accepting the devil with all of his evil works.”
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll was not banned in America, but needed to be included in this list. This book was banned in China (1931) because “animals should not use human language, and that it was disastrous to put animals and human beings on the same level.” ‘Nuff said.