'To Kill a Mockingbird' and other popular banned books
Harper Lee's classic turns 58 on July 11
Harper Lee's classic, 'To Kill a Mockingbird' turns an impressive 58 on July 11. The book, which follows the trial of a black man represented by a white lawyer in the 1930s, is considered very controversial due in large part to racial slurs that are found frequently throughout the text, in addition to references to rape. These factors have contributed to its being banned many times since it was first published, in some cases very recently.
But Lee’s book isn’t the only banned book in the US. The following books are all featured in the Library of Congress’ exhibit ‘Books that Shaped America,” and have all been banned, challenged, or censored.
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