The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

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The Yellow Wallpaper
By Charlotte Perkins Gilman

A woman told to rest for her own good goes slowly insane in a room with yellow wallpaper… or does she? She totally does.

Sources

Gilman, Charlotte Perkins. "Yellow Wallpaper." 1982.

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God Bless You, Dr. Kevorkian by Kurt Vonnegut

by Banned Library in ,


Vonnegut dies to bring you news from the Pearly Gates, interviewing notable dead people about their lives and thoughts on current events.

Banned

No specific instances, but some comment on Vonnegut's take on religion, death, the afterlife, and controversial topics.

Sources

Vonnegut, Kurt. God Bless You, Dr. Kevorkian. Seven Stories Press. New York, 1999.


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The Lottery by Shirley Jackson

by Banned Library in


A small town holds a very special lottery and people were super mad about it.

Banned

1981 - Minnesota - the film version of the story was banned in Forest Lake but reinstated by U. S. District Court Judge

South Africa - Country banned the story as it attacked reliance on traditional values and blindly following traditions, such as apartheid

Readers of the New Yorker responded more to this story than any story previously published in a largely negative fashion. Subscriptions were cancelled, and most mail expressed both confusion and anger.

Sources

Doyle, Robert P. Banned Books: Challenging Our Freedom to Read. ALA. 2014.

Franklin, Ruth. "“The Lottery” Letters." New Yorker. 2013. Retrieved January 27, 2018 from https://www.newyorker.com/books/page-turner/the-lottery-letters

McCarthy, Erin. "11 Facts About Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery"." Mental Floss. Retrieved January 27, 2018 from http://mentalfloss.com/article/57503/11-facts-about-shirley-jacksons-lottery

Jackson, Shirley. "The Lottery." The Lottery and Other Stories. Modern Library. New York, 1949.


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