I LOVE banned book week! I love that there are banned books. Why? Because that means we're all human and different and there is adversity that should be explored!
Now, I don't have time to do a read-a-thon of any type for it this year because my new job takes up all my time and brain power. So, I have decided to highlight five of my favorite banned books I've read in the past.
A Stolen Life by Jaycee Dugard
Reasons for being banned: Drugs/alcohol/smoking, offensive language, sexually explicit, and unsuited for age group
Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
Reasons for being banned: Drugs/alcohol/smoking, sexually explicit, suicide, unsuited for age group
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Reasons for being banned: Offensive language; racism
Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
Reasons for being banned: Occult/Satanism
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Reasons for being banned: Language and sexual references