Salam dear friends,
Since it is Banned Books Week, I’ll continue talking about banned books,
You can find the other post here.. 🙂
Today, I’m going to share with you some of your favorite books that were surprisingly banned or challenged by some governments, schools, or parents…
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
This beautiful book was challenged for different weird reasons, Some said that it’s about women in strong leadership roles ( and that’s absolutely bad and unacceptable, right ?? ); others claims that it promotes socialist and Marxist values…
To Kill a Mockingbird
This book was banned because – and I quote – it “conflicted with the values of the community.”
The book was banned by different countries for different reasons, mostly because it criticizes corrupt leaders. It is still banned in countries like Cuba, and North Korea.
The Diary of Anne Frank
Lebanon banned the book for portraying favorably Jews, Israel or Zionism…. In some schools, the book was/is considered to be inappropriate to kids..
It was banned for the same reason why China banned Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland ( again, you can find the post here)… In 2006, some parents saw that their children should not read books where animals talk…
Another George Orwell’s book that was banned in different countries ( US, UK, the Soviet Union…) for political reasons.
So, what do you think ??
Talk to you soon Insha’ALLAH 🙂 🙂 🙂