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Speak | Laurie Halse Anderson
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#bannedbook #GratefulReads
Some of the #bannedbooks my son read in HS.

Reviewsbylola I read quite a few of those in HS too. Speak is so fantastic. 5d
OriginalCyn620 Awesome choices! 4d
Suet624 I didn‘t know Tim O‘Brien‘s book was banned! 3d
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Grapes of Wrath | John Steinbeck
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I loved Grapes Of Wrath and was amazed to find out it had been banned and burnt! What is wrong with people!

‘In August 1939, by a vote of 4 to 1, the board approved a resolution banning The Grapes of Wrath from county libraries and schools‘


#BannedBooks #GratefulReads

ljuliel In the first place, the book was very good ✨. I wasn‘t alive during those years, but I highly doubt it was a matter of missing one paycheck so you couldn‘t buy Cheetos and Budweiser that pay. It was probably a horrible , long, rough time to get through. Would I cuss ? Yep . I wouldn‘t skip down the road singing like Mary Poppins. I read it long ago, and the main thing that stuck with me was the freaky weird ending with Rose of Sharon...Odd. 5d
Andrew65 @ljuliel Read it so long ago that i‘ve forgotten the ending. Possibly 30 years ago. 😳 5d
ljuliel Yea, it‘s been pretty long here too. The ending sorta stuck with me all this time. I get why he wrote it, I think. It was just a bit 😯😮😲😳 5d
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Wow!!! I didn‘t know that!!! 5d
Andrew65 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Shocking and what is about burning books! I just return mine to the library! 😂 @ljuliel 5d
Lcsmcat And now it‘s required reading in many high schools. 5d
Andrew65 @Lcsmcat How tones change. I also love this one which I think is used in schools too. 5d
OriginalCyn620 I don‘t think I ever knew this one was banned! 5d
Andrew65 @OriginalCyn620 Amazing what books were banned. 5d
Tamra What? Why?? 5d
Andrew65 @Tamra I know, totally crazy! 4d
Tamra Thanks for posting the article! 4d
EadieB Imagine banning Grapes of Wrath. Crazy! 3d
Andrew65 @EadieB 😮😡 (edited) 3d
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Untitled | Unknown
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WorldsOkayestStepMom I definitely need that shirt! 5d
Cinfhen 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 5d
OriginalCyn620 Love the shirt! 🙌🏼 5d
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erzascarletbookgasm I want the shirt! 👍 5d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks You look so pretty 💗 5d
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AmyG Harriet the Spy is banned? 😳 5d
OriginalCyn620 Awesome books there! 5d
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Yes, it‘s traumatic and distressing in places with depictions of abuse (physical and sexual). However, this is a must-read, given that it is a semi-autobiographical novel as well as a #bannedbook- we owe it to the author to allow her message to be heard.

#readingUSA 2019

@TrishB @Cinfhen @Balibee146 @BarbaraBB - do give it a go, it has an underlying positivity too, and it fits the #bannedbook prompt for #booked2020....

Librarybelle Good choice! 5d
Eggs Agree 5d
EH2018 Heartbreaking but well worth the read! 5d
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Cinfhen Thanks for letting me know!!! I‘ll keep it in mind for #BannedBooks #Booked2020 ❣️😘 5d
CBee Definitely worth reading! 5d
TrishB Thanks! It will give me a reason to get it off the tbr! 5d
BarbaraBB Great review. I‘ll stack! 5d
lele1432 I've had this on my TBR for years! 5d
Kdgordon88 I read this years ago. It is one of those books that stays with you long after you turned the last page. 5d
Hooked_on_books Hmmm…I may have to read this now! 5d
Samplergal I loved this book. So good, yet upsetting. 4d
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Brave New World | Aldous Huxley
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OriginalCyn620 Nice! 👌🏻😉 5d
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Ban This Book | Alan Gratz
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Just google banned books — you‘ll be amazed!
The tagged book is a great novel that debunks censorship


MelissaSue81 I have this book from the library right now. I need to get to it! 6d
Eggs It‘s so good!! @MelissaSue81 6d
Mandoul Thanks, sounds like a really good read! 5d
OriginalCyn620 Stacked! 5d
Eggs @Mandoul @OriginalCyn620 👏🏻🤗👏🏻 5d
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Ban This Book | Alan Gratz
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OriginalCyn620 Makes me want to pick out a banned book right now and start reading! 😠 6d
OriginalCyn620 Oh, yes! 😊 6d
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Despised and Rejected | A. T. Fitzroy
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My current buddy read with the darling @shawnmooney ... and it‘s fan-freaking-tastic!!


Gissy I love those editions! 4w
andrew61 Looks like a fascinating read, definitely stacked and will try and find it. Thanks. 4w
Reviewsbylola Damn, I wish I owned this one. I‘ll have to pick it up again if I make it to Persephone again this spring. 🤞🏻🤞🏻 4w
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