You Can't Read This!: Why Books Get Banned
Throughout history writers have rebelled against authority and the status quo--real revolutionaries! They are the source of new ideas or old ideas expressed in new ways. But not everyone is happy with this freedom of expression, and some try to keep it from you. Could your favorite book be next?
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"You Can't Read This! Why Books Get Banned" by Pamela Dell is a book that covers the topics of why different books throughout history have been challenged or banned by different organizations or religions. Most books are banned for reasons in one of four categories: religious, political, social and sexual. The book delves into all of these categories and explains why people fought to have the books banned starting from as far back as the Spanish Inquisition. It discusses the McCarthy era and how authors were wrongly accused of being un-American for their writings. There was even a part that discussed how Judy Blume has been challenged for many of her books for her frankness about sex in juvenile books. The book also has a timeline, glossary, selected bibliography, index and a section for additional resources. I felt this book was extremely interesting and informative about the process of banning books throughout history. There was even a final section, that I particularly liked, called "Where Do You Stand?" about how intellectual freedom can be a good thing for young students.
Review: You Can't Read This!: Why Books Get Banned (Pop Culture Revolutions)User Review - Goodreads
Easy to read and I lerned a few things!