Article Title

Explicit, offensive, irresistible: reflections on banned books

Newspaper

Cannon Beach Gazette

Date

9-30-2010

Location

Cannon Beach, Oregon

Photo Description

Cover art for The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Catcher in the Rye and Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Photo Caption

Mark Twain, J.D. Salinger, and J.K. Rowling are just three authors whose books battled bans before being accepted into the canon of young adult fiction.

Abstract

The writer discusses Banned Books Week and his personal experience with censorship, and includes commentary on how banning books often has the opposite effect: it merely makes them more popular.

Keywords

banned books, banned books week, freedom to read, intellectual freedom

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