Posted by Chael on October 04, 1998 at 22:43:10:
In response to Why?, written by Kristin T on October 04, 1998 at 17:03:33
] I've also seen such a web-site, and was really surprised. Does anyone know why for instance To Kill a Mockingbird was banned? That is one of my favorites, too......
I've been looking all over for the web site I found last month all about banned books. It had explanations of why they were banned, and the list there was huge. I haven't come across the same one, but there are lots of other sites about banned books. I remember that it said Hamlet and a lot of other Shakespeare plays were banned because there was too much sex and violence. Of Mice and Men was banned because of violence and profanity. To Kill a Mockingbird -- now when I saw that on the list I was floored. I had to read the book again, because I couldn't think of anything that would be inappropriate for people of ANY age. What the site said was that it was banned somewhere in the south because it "conflicted with the values of the society." I don't know when it was banned... it could have been recently or possibly during the Civil Rights struggles a few decades ago. The only thing I could come up with is that someone thought the idea that all people are equal regardless of race was somehow offensive. I hope I can find more info about this for you.
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