10 Banned Books and the Ridiculous Reasons Why

As time grew and more and more people learned to read, people in power learned that choosing what people could read is almost as powerful as what you could try and force them to read.

Here are 10 banned books, most coming under fire recently as conservatives aimed to crack down on any progressive views school children might be exposed to.

How does a children’s picture book about two penguins adopting another penguin get banned? Well, it's when the penguins are gay.

And Tango Makes Three by Peter Parnell and Justin Richardson

This book seems pretty tame, except it’s LGBT-centric and has some explicit text referring to sex.

We Are The Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson

This novel is a journey of self-discovery that discusses racism in the United States, sexual identity, and the trials some people endure.

Lawn Boy by Jonathan Evison

A book that was written to simply be a coming-of-age story, Chbosky was shocked to find out how divisive this book could be among parents in certain parts of the country.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

If you don’t already know, this book features rape, vulgarity, and what some people might describe as “anti-Christian” themes.

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

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