15 Very Important Books That Were Once Banned in Schools
The 2020 POPSUGAR Reading Challenge is a nifty checklist to encourage you to broaden your reading horizons, but perhaps you're looking for a way to hit the challenge while also indulging in literature that has been labeled too taboo since its original publication. Yes, banned books are certainly a way to get incredibly honest narratives that were often ahead of their time, but even today's most popular books find themselves on banned lists. Harry Potter, The Catcher in the Rye, To Kill a Mockingbird, and Lord of the Flies are commonly banned books that you probably already encountered in your early education, but there are plenty of banned books that are from an even more recent years and some with daring plots that take on totally new social movements.
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