10 popular, banned books

7. The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini, 2003

Many parents and schools have cited challenged based on “homosexuality,”  “offensive language,” “religious viewpoint,” and sexually explicit content.

8. The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne, 1850

In 1852, many were morally outraged by the plot of Hawthorne’s novel. And 140 years later, the book is still being banned because it is “sinful” and “conflicts with community values.” Parents in one school district called the book “pornographic and obscene” in 1977.

Meris Stansbury

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