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Where Do You Keep Your Books?

Banning Books? Hmmm.

  • February 07, 2022
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When I was ten years old, I saw a paperback on the coffee table in the living room and asked my brother if I could read it. He never looked up from his newspaper. “Sure.”

I was halfway through and just about to put it down (because my ten-year-old self found it boring), when my mom came in, saw what I was reading, and blasted my brother for it.

The book? Summer of ‘42.

I figured that the interesting part must have been in the second half of the book, why else would my mom have confiscated it? So I waited one day when no one was around, and finished it.

Boring. Had she not made such a fuss, I would have stopped reading and gone on my way.

Other than that, I don’t recall being restricted in what I read. Reading was important in my family. Reading meant education. Reading sparked questions, and communication.

The fastest way to get a kid to read something? Ban it. Want to see some lists of banned books? Here you go:

Top 100 most banned and challenged books: 2010-2019

List of most commonly challenged books in the United States

List of books banned by governments



















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  • Lydia • February 7, 2022 at 10:01 am

    This is so very true!

    • J. M. Levinton • February 7, 2022 at 10:39 am


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