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Bridge to Terabithia | Katherine Paterson
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#GratefulReads @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620 #BannedBook

I am not a person who understands the need to ban any book, and I was lucky enough to have a teacher who read us this banned book in 4th grade and it changed me as a reader. This is the first book I remember making me cry. It made me feel so emotional that I just wanted to curl up and live inside its pages forever. 💚 Beautifully moving book about childhood and friendship.

OriginalCyn620 🙌🏻📚❤️ 3w
Nute Wonderful review! 3w
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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. 3w
OriginalCyn620 Awesome choices! 3w
Suet624 I didn‘t know Tim O‘Brien‘s book was banned! 3w
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The Hobbit | J.R.R. Tolkien
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Me reading The Hobbit on the beach a few years ago — a banned book that, sadly, I haven‘t finished yet! I keep falling asleep in the forest. 🤦🏻‍♀️

But I love the writing and the opening was just so magical!

#gratefulreads #bannedbook

ljuliel It looks like you‘ve made your own Hobbit Hole ! 3w
Velvetfur Such a fun pic! 😁 3w
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OriginalCyn620 Awesome! 3w
Slajaunie I did not get far with The Hobbit. 3w
Nute Best photo! 3w
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The Well Of Loneliness | Radclyffe Hall
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First published in 1928, the tagged book became the subject of a trial under the Obscene Publications Act 1857, and was banned in the UK because it defended “unnatural practices between women.” The ban was not lifted until 1959, 16 years after the author‘s death.

#BannedBook #GratefulReads
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

OriginalCyn620 🙌🏼📚 3w
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I wasn‘t aware that this one was banned.. I didn‘t care for it at all... Banned for addressing teen suicide... 💔💔


Reviewsbylola I loved this one when I read it. So powerful. I am not surprised it‘s been banned unfortunately. 3w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Reviewsbylola I‘ve read other books addressing this issue and I‘m not sure why I disliked this one so much... 🤷🏼‍♀️ 3w
OriginalCyn620 I loved this one! 3w
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mom2bugnbee Huh. I thought this might become required reading for high schools, since most require an anti-bullying curriculum. 3w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @mom2bugnbee I‘ll tag you in the link... maybe it is incorrect 🤷🏼‍♀️ 3w
mom2bugnbee I'm sure this is right. Gotta love how the book that was banned for atheism is immediately followed by the Bible. 🤦🏻‍♀️ And Captain Underpants? Mercy. 3w
LibrarianRyan It‘s been banned frequently because some think it glorifies teen suicide. It got heavier banning after the TV show. I personally liked this book and thought it was a great way for adults to talk to teens about the bad things in life. 3w
mom2bugnbee @LibrarianRyan Totally agree. I didn't watch the show b/c I heard so many bad things about it. My oldest read it at, age 15 or 16, loved it, & also didn't watch the show, for the same reasons. 3w
LibrarianRyan @mom2bugnbee the show wasn‘t bad... I liked seeing what was happening with the other kids. But I think it lost something to draw the time line out from one day to a month. And it left some things get more graphic or gossip girl like then I would have expected. 3w
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Lady Chatterley's Lover | Lawrence, D. H.
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Great choice!! 3w
OriginalCyn620 Awesome book! 3w
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Ulysses | James Joyce
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#Gratefulreads #bannedbook saw that @Branwen posted about this book as well.Great minds think alike.😁Way up there on my list of favorites, I have yet to read the other book about everything that happened to finally allow Ulysses to be published in the states.Though reading a lot about Joyce I know much of the story.No extra charge for the cat tail!

Branwen Great minds TOTALLY think alike, my friend! 😄 👏 I love your copy, it is gorgeous! 😍 What year is it from? I think mine is from 1946? The book on the left looks amazing! I'm going to have to look into that and see if my library has it! I am so fascinated by the book itself and all the controversy surrounding its publication and distribution. It's just so interesting!

Also I totally didn't see the cute kitty tail at first! 😻
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙌🏻📚 3w
Leftcoastzen @Branwen Mine is the 1946 with the dust jacket.I found it years ago at a used bookstore. 3w
Branwen @leftcoastzen YAY! I think we may have the same edition! Mine is just sans dustjacket! 😆 Don't you just love used bookstore finds? 💕 3w
OriginalCyn620 👍🏻📚😊 3w
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Ulysses | James Joyce
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My favorite #bannedbook of all time! 😍 I think one of the coolest things I've ever seen were the original letters (stored at the Princeton University archives) from people writing to Sylvia Beach telling her all the clever ways they smuggled this book into the US after buying it at her bookstore in Paris! 😁 It's amazing to think of people having to do this because of censorship! 📚💕

#gratefulreads @OriginalCyn620 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks That‘s so cool!! 3w
Palimpsest Curious about those letters and how people smuggled in their books. Very cool. 3w
Branwen @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I think so too! 😀 @Palimpsest Alot of people took off the dust jacket and hid it under a different one! Other people hid them in hidden compartments in their coats, rather than risk keeping them in their luggage. It was really very fascinating! 3w
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wanderinglynn That is cool! 👍🏻 3w
OriginalCyn620 Very cool! 3w
JamieArc One of my coolest moment was in grad school at Buffalo, attending a talk on Ulysses, and they passed around original serials of Ulysses - when just the chapters were published. It was amazing. Couldn‘t believe I had to ne in my hands. 3w
Branwen @JamieArc That is seriously the coolest thing I've ever heard! WOW! 3w
Palimpsest @Branwen how intriguing. Thanks so much for sharing! 😊 3w
Branwen @Palimpsest You're very welcome! ☺💕📚 3w
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Amy, one of this book‘s #childMCs, may soon be #frozen. And Professor Bhaer thinks some of Jo‘s more lurid writing should be a #bannedbook 😊 #movember #gratefulreads #namastenovember #multitasking (This illustration is from a French edition which, sadly, I do not own. 😕)

Eggs Triple dip ❤️👏🏻🤗👏🏻 3w
Cinfhen Another #TriplePlay way to go ⚾️ 3w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Way to go!! 🙌🏻🙌🏻 3w
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Reviewsbylola What a gorgeous illustration. I‘m sad I don‘t own it either! 3w
OriginalCyn620 Love the illustration! 3w
batsy So pretty! 3w
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Lolita | Vladimir Nabokov
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#GratefulReads - Day Fifteen - #BannedBook I was actually shocked how many “banned books” I have on my shelves.

Scochrane26 I‘ve read a lot, too. Of course, most of our classics & books assigned in school have been banned books. 3w
OriginalCyn620 🙌🏻📚❤️ 3w
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