To Kill a Mockingbird What is the logic in banning this book? I had to read it twice in school (8th grade in Illinois and freshman year of HS in new jersey), it is a great book and offers some great lessons. Another great irony: Fahrenheit 451 is number 7 on the banned list. A book criticizing censorship is in fact banned. I guess it would be more ironic if it was burned... Book banning is pure horse shit.