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Destiny Library Catalog

Our school library's online library catalog. Use this catalog to find and read a Banned Book!


Our Favorite Banned Books

Mrs. Janusz
To Kill a Mockingbird
by Harper Lee
The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Mrs. Marisie
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
by Stephen Chbowski

Mrs. Scimeca
The Land
by Mildred Taylor
The Grapes of Wrath
by John Steinbeck

Mrs. Fergerson
Crank by Ellen Hopkins
The Color Purple by Alice Walker

Mrs. Bending
The Glass Castle: A Memoir
by Jeannette Walls
The Hunger Games
by Suzanne Collins

Do you have a favorite Banned Book?  Please feel free to comment!  ~Mrs. Janusz



Created by Rose Janusz
Addison Trail High School

Freedom to Read!

Banned Books Week

September 25 - October 1, 2016


Most "Ironically" Banned Book of All?

Since it was first published in 1953, Fahrenheit 451 has been banned, censored, or redacted in several schools by parents and teaching staff either unaware of, or indifferent to, the inherent irony of such censorship. The following are some notable incidents:

  • A school board in Panama City, Florida, gave Fahrenheit 451 "third tier" status, meaning that the book was to be removed from the classroom for "a lot of vulgarity". After a resident class-action lawsuit, a media frenzy, and student protests, the school board abandoned their tier-based censorship system and approved all the currently used books. (1987)

  • A middle school in Irvine, California provided copies of Fahrenheit 451 to students with all "obscene" words blacked out. Parents contacted the local media and succeeded in reinstalling the unredacted copies. (1992)

  • A student in Montgomery County, Texas was assigned Fahrenheit 451 during Banned Book Week, but stopped reading shortly after beginning the novel due to the offensive language and description of the burning of the Bible. Her parents demanded that the book be banned from their daughter's English class reading list--citing the violence, portrayal of Christians and depictions of firemen in the novel. (2006)

From YouTube: A high school banned book project discussion of Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451. (You will need to login to your Google Account to hear this presentation.)


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