Our 10 Favorite Banned Books!

by Mia

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Banned Books Week

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Since books carry knowledge and knowledge holds power, it follows logically that oppressors would ban books to the people of their societies in order to keep them from becoming educated. In celebration of the freedom to read, we have complied a list, in no particular order, of our favorite banned books. Many of these books have been foundational for us, and we highly recommend that you read them.

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1. The House on Mango Street – Sandra Cisneros

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Goodreads Rating: 3.6/5

Year Published: 1984

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2. Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck

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Goodreads Rating: 3.8/5

Year Published: 1937

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3. The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini

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Goodreads Rating: 4.3/5

Year Published: 2003

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4. 1984 – George Orwell

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Goodreads Rating: 4.2/5

Year Published: 1949

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5. Lord of the Flies – William Golding

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Goodreads Rating: 3.7/5

Year Published: 1954

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6. The Scarlet Letter – Nathaniel Hawthorne

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Goodreads Rating: 3.4/5

Year Published: 1850

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7. Thirteen Reasons Why – Jay Asher

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Goodreads Rating: 4/5

Year Published: 2007

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8. The Hate You Give – Angie Thomas

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Goodreads Rating: 4.6/5

Year Published: 2017

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9. Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic – Alison Bechdel

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Goodreads Rating: 4.1/5

Year Published: 2006

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10. Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood – Marjane Satrapi

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Goodreads Rating: 4.2

Year Published: 2000

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Comment below and let us know what your favorite banned books are!

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