October 4, 2012

Reading Rebel

By Annette Cole Mastron, Communication Director for Southern Writers Magazine

I admit it, I'm a rebel, I read banned books. This is Banned Books Week, the 30th Anniversary. Be a rebel read a banned book. It's hard to believe the books that appear on this limited partial list of banned books;  Holy Bible, Huckleberry Finn, Don Quixote, Tom Sawyer, Arabian Nights, Gulliver's Travels, Canterbury Tales, Scarlet Letter, Leaves of Grass, Uncle Tom's Cabin, Prince, Diary of a Young Girl, Madame Bovary, Oliver Twist, Les Misérables, Dracula, Autobiography by Benjamin Franklin, Grapes of Wrath,  Animal Farm, Nineteen Eighty-Four,To Kill a Mockingbird, Of Mice and Men, Farewell to Arms, Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Jungle, Gone with the Wind, Lord of the Flies, All Quiet on the Western Front, Fahrenheit 451, The Sun Also Rises, Doctor Zhivago, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, East of Eden, Catch-22, The Color Purple, Catcher in the Rye, The Invisible Man, Bridge to Terabithia, Alice in Wonderland, James and the Giant Peach, The Red Pony, Little House on the Prairie, Julie of the Wolves, Sylvester and the Magic Pebble, As I Lay Dying, Clockwork Orange, Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, Go Tell It on the Mountain, Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret, Mother Goose, The Before Christmas, Aesop's Fables, A Christmas Carol, Little Women, 
The Wind in the Willows, Winnie the Pooh, The Tale of Peter Rabbit, Anne of Green Gables, The Prince and the Pauper, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, Heidi, Pinocchio, The Secret Garden,Peter Pan, The Jungle Book, The Velveteen Rabbit, Charlotte's Web,Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, White Fang, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, and The Wizard of Oz.

Can you imagine a world without these books?

Be a rebel with me celebrate and read a banned book.  

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