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By Steven Otfinoski

This book offers info of vintage works of literature which have been banned from faculties and libraries. Entries on essentially the most often challenged books in the USA contain, 'The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn' through Mark Twain and 'Animal Farm' by way of George Orwell.

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In February 1997 the Reverend Charles Sims and 20 members of the African-American community in Columbus, Indiana, attended a school board meeting and called for the removal of both The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn from the high school curriculum. ” Other school systems have tried to educate their students by putting the book in historical context. In 1996 the novel was removed from classes in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, and then reinstated a year later. The new curriculum taught the novel in the context of the era when it was written, in order to give students a deeper understanding of Twain’s motives and the racial views of his times.

In Book I Gulliver’s ship is destroyed in a storm and he is washed ashore on an unknown island. He awakens from a deep sleep to find himself tightly bound to the shore by ropes. His captors are tiny people, six inches high, called Lilliputians. ” But gradually Gulliver earns their trust and helps them defeat their enemy, the people of the neighboring island of Blefuscu. Gulliver’s sympathy for the Blefuscudians, however, turns the warlike Lilliputians against him. He flees Lilliput in a longboat and is eventually picked up by a ship out of Liverpool, England.

New York Times, May 26, 1894: 5. Haight, Anne Lyon, and Chandler B. Grannis. C. D. New York: R. R. Bowker, 1978. Heins, Marjorie. Not in Front of the Children: “Indecency,” Censorship, and the Innocence of Youth. New York: Hill and Wang, 2001. , Margaret Bald, and Dawn B. Sova. 120 Banned Books: Censorship Histories of World Literature. New York: Facts On File, 2005. McLynn, Frank. Burton: Snow Upon the Desert. London: John Murray, 1990. 30 Classic books Sova, Dawn B. Banned Books: Literature Suppressed on Sexual Grounds.

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