I’d seen that a celebration of banned books was coming up in the diary and thought, oh, the books won’t be relevant to children. How naive I was!
Books have been banned for all sorts of reasons.
James and the giant peach
I was really surprised to see that James and the Giant Peach was on the list so I delved a little deeper. Apparently it was partly banned because of sexual connotations…in which the spider licked her lips…among other things such as being too scary, promoting disobedience etc
I do vaguely remember Harry Potter being talked about being banned when I was a teen, reading them myself. I find it odd and saddening that it’s possible to censor what we have access to read in this day and age. It was mainly about the witchcraft which was deemed satanic and devil worshipping!
Sadly, there are a lot of others that are also banned. I think we should celebrate by reading them all now!
The good news is my book has never been banned! Head to http://www.moretobooks.com and click on the Amazon link!
What do you think about the banning of books?
Love Kat x