2016-09-22 / Local News

Leland library provides banned book display

Sept. 25-Oct. 1 marks Banned Books Week and the Leland Township Library will have a display celebrating all those books that defy censorship and are well-read despite — or perhaps because of — making the list.

Frequently cited reasons for banning a book from a school or public library include offensive language, violence or sexual explicitness.

Many books that have been banned through the years are now staples in high school and college literature classes across the country, such as Harper Lee's “To Kill a Mockingbird,” Walt Whitman’s “Leaves of Grass,” and Richard Wright’s “Native Son.” These are the top 10 most famous banned books of all times, according to The Culture Trip website:

1. “Lady Chatterley’s Lover,” D.H. Lawrence

2. “Brave New World,” Aldous Huxley

3. “Tropic of Cancer,” Henry Miller

4. “The Satanic Verses,” Salman Rushdie

5. “Lolita,” Vladimir Nabokov

6. “Ulysses,” James Joyce

7. “All Quiet on the Western Front,” Erich Maria Remarque

8. “Animal Farm,” George Orwell

9. “The Catcher in the Rye,” J.D. Salinger

10. “The Grapes of Wrath,” John Steinbeck

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