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120 Banned Books, Third Edition
  • Format
  • Authored by: Nicholas J. Karolides, Margaret Bald, and Dawn B. Sova
  • From the Series: Banned Books
  • Trim Size: 6 X 9
  • ISBN-10: 9780816085194
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-8519-4
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $30.00
  • Imprint: Checkmark
  • Published: 10/01/2022
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  • Reading Level: Grades 6-12
  • Pages: 552


From the Bible to The Hate U Give: a completely updated look at the history of censorship in world literature.

Praise for the previous editions:
"A must-have for all of us who enjoy the right to choose what we read."-Nadine Strossen, President, American Civil Liberties Union

Throughout history, nations, peoples, and governments have censored writers and their works on political, religious, sexual, and social grounds. Although the literary merit of the majority of these books has been proven time and time again, censorship efforts are still in place today. From Animal Farm to The Grapes of Wrath, The Koran to The Talmud, Beloved to the Harry Potter series, The Canterbury Tales to Catch-22, this revised edition examines the many struggles these books faced in order to be read.

Tracing the censorship histories of 120 works from across the world, 120 Banned Books, Third Edition provides a summary of each work, its censorship history, and suggestions for further reading. Many new titles have been added to reflect some of the controversies in recent years, and updates have been made to existing entries on such classic books as Huckleberry Finn and To Kill a Mockingbird.

New entries include:

  • Maus by Art Spiegelman (banned on social grounds)
  • Fun Home by Alison Bechdel (banned on religious grounds)
  • The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas (banned on political grounds)
  • Looking for Alasha by John Green (banned on sexual grounds)
  • and many more.



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