A Time To Kill by John Grisham

by Banned Library in


A Time to Kill: A Novel
By John Grisham

When a black man kills the men who raped his daughter, a small southern town loses its damn mind.

Banned

#67 on ALA's Top 100 Banned/Challenged Books: 2000-2009

2005 - North Dakota - Challenged but retained at Fargo North High School advanced English classes despite complaints of graphic rape and murder scenes

Sources

ALA. "Top 100 Banned/Challenged Books: 2000-2009." Retrieved on 17 Aug 01 from http://www.ala.org/advocacy/bbooks/top-100-bannedchallenged-books-2000-2009

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

Grisham, John. A Time to Kill. Doubleday. New York, 1989.

 

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Daughters of Eve by Lois Duncan

by Banned Library in


Daughters of Eve
By Lois Duncan

A group of young girls become a frightening force for feminism as we discuss Lois Duncan, water heater's breaking, and dude's being jerks.


Banned

1997 - West Virginia - Removed along with 16 other title from Jackson County school libraries

2000 - Virginia - removed from Fairfax County middle school libraries for violence, risky behaviors, and "seeks to prejudice young vulnerable minds on several issues"

2005 - Indiana - Challenged at Lowell Middle School for profanity and sexual content

2007 - New Mexico - Superintendent of Clovis Municipal Schools removed the book from elementary schools after rumors of parent's displeasure and having a formal review which found issues with language and "suggestive material." Duncan (author) agreed the book was not for elementary schools.

Book covers many challenging topics such as sex, language, domestic violence, feminism, anti-feminism, rape, murder, violence, vigilante behavior, sexism, abortion




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Smilla's Sense of Snow by Peter Hoeg

by Banned Library in


Can Smilla solve the mystery of the young boy's death and defeat the space worms? I dunno.


Banned

Requested by @biblioteksgudin as part of the patreon!

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Killing Mr. Griffin by Lois Duncan 30

by Banned Library in


Killing Mr. Griffin
By Lois Duncan

A bunch of kids decide it would be funny to kidnap their teacher but everything goes horribly wrong, mostly because one of them is Bonkers McCrazynuts.


Banned

Contains violence, murder, drinking, drugs, lying to authority, peer pressure and smoking

#25 on Top 100 Banned/Challenged Books: 2000-2009

1988 - California - Challenged at the Sinnott Elementary School in Milpitas for containing "needlessly foul" language and had no "redeeming qualities"

1992 - California - Removed from Bonsall Middle School eighth-grade reading list because of violence and profanity

1995 - Pennsylvania - Challenged ain the Shenandoah Valley Junior-Senior High School curriculum for violence, language, and unflattering references to God

2000 - Pennsylvania - Challenged in a Bristol Borough middle school for violence and language

2001 - South Carolina - Greenville school board voted to keep the book



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Sources:

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

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Serena by Ron Rash

by Banned Library in


A rich couple start murdering everybody so they can cut as much timber as possible in 1930s North Carolina. In between all the murder and death are weird sections with an eagle, a lot about logging in Appalachia, and land deals surrounding the creation of the Great Smokey Mountains National Park. And the eagle fights a dragon. Just have to squeeze that in.


Banned

Outside of critics of the movie starring Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence to keep away from theaters, the book has been pretty well received.

That being said, the book starts off with a pretty gruesome murder by knife fight and doesn't hold back about the reality of logging in the early 20th century. Folks die and are maimed by the job.

Other issues addressed include society's double standard about teen pregnancy, miscarriages, sexual situations, issues with authority, religious ideas, paganism, and various dubious business practices.



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Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

by Banned Library in


Gone Girl
By Gillian Flynn

The marriage of two crazy people falling down the rabbit hole of insanity.



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