11 YA Books That Caused So Much Controversy, Schools Banned Them!
Adults can be so temperamental sometimes, ya know? Like, honestly, dealing with them can really be like walking on eggshells. They should be happy that certain landmark books have sparked a reading bug in tons of teens that might not have been there before, but instead, they find ways to go and ruin it. Typical.
In certain cases, they’ve even been successful in their endeavors to make reading the books most near and dear to our hearts that much more difficult. We get that some of the books listed below handle mature topics and may not be suitable for all age groups, but to go so far as to spearhead movements to pull it from school bookshelves seems a bit drastic, no?
With that said, popular books such as, Harry Potter and The Hunger Games have often found themselves on the American Library Association’s Most Banned Books time and time again. Why, you may ask? Find out all the insane reasons below:
Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
Picturing a world without Harry Potter sends literal shivers down our spines, which is why we have a hard time understanding why any school would think J.K. Rowling's work of brilliance should be banned from students. Yet, certain officials have actually pulled it, claiming that it promotes witchcraft, sets bad examples and deals with dark topics. Some places have even gone so far as to publicly burn copies of the novel. What. The. Actual. Eff?!?!
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