Banned 32 - Where The Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

A child gets sent to bed without dinner and in the throes of hunger pains experiences vivid hallucinations of wild things and voyages.


Banned

Banned for being "too dark" and for supernatural themes.

Most accounts are vague, but American Southern libraries and schools seem to be the initial place of the book being challenged.

#24 on the Top 100 most frequently banned/challenged books of 2000-2009

#21 on the Top 100 most frequently banned/challenged books of 1990-1999

1969 column of Ladies Home Journal by child psychologist Bruno Bettelheim called the book "psychologically damaging for 3- and 4-year-olds"



"Dances and Dames"

Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/



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