Explicit, offensive, irresistible: reflections on banned books
Cannon Beach Gazette
Cannon Beach, Oregon
Cover art for The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Catcher in the Rye and Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
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.
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.
banned books, banned books week, freedom to read, intellectual freedom