#1 Banned Book...I would never have guessed it

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    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.
     
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    People who ban books should be banned. Banning books and burning them is what the Nazis did. Not even Atticus Finch would defend such people.
     
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    I can't see the logic in it. I can see putting some books off until kids are older, i.e. reading To Kill a Mockingbird in high school, rather than junior high, because kids will be more apt to understand everything in it.
     
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    Banned by whom? Wherem? :)
     
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    http://www.last.fm/forum/23/_/144318



    Fahrenheit 451 is one of my all time favorite books and movies....The remake of the movie is coming out soon I believe..
     
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    Some of the best books I ever read are on that list:

    Apparantly, anything that at all questions war/society/government/existence is challenged in Alabama.

    Amen brother.

    I have not seen the original, I should check it out.
     
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    It not Alabama, "ALA" is The “American Library Association”.

    We have a wacko here in Georgia on a campaign to ban Harry Potter. She has lost at every turn and is now moving to the Federal Court, last I heard.
     
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    Don't you feel bad for her children? Man, life must be boring.
     
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    In this case I am sure they are free to read the bible, I just wasn't going to say it. She claims Harry promotes witchcraft. I love the BIBLE BELT.:dev1:
     

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