Site hosted by Build your free website today!

Save Harry Potter: Banned Books of Today

According to a news release on, one of the most popular new children's series is back on the list of things to use to feed the book-fires. The World renowned Harry Potter series has been banned already in several schools in the U.S. and Canada because of 'violence' and a theme that is considered 'Satanic' and 'Occult oriented.' Although many books are written from a religious opint of view, school boards do not seem to think that "Witchcraft" or "Wicca" is an inappropriate subeject for childern to read about. Harry Potter is at the top of ALA's "10 most challenged books of 2000" along with:

The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier: this book is called unsutable for the target age group, violent and offensive.

Killing Mr. Griffin by Lois Duncan, was called violent, offensive for having an 'inaproprate' theme (High school students who accidently kill their English Teacher)

The Alice series by Reynolds Naylor, another book called 'unsuitable for the age group' and containing sexual content

Fallen Angels by Walter Dean Myers for racism, vilolence and offensive language.

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck. This book has been removed from many high school reading lists for having sexual content, using inapropriate language, and holding a theme considered racist.

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou, again for sexism, racist content and "general inappropriateness." (We don't know what that means, either.)

The Scary Stories series by Alvin Shwartz, these books allegidly have an 'occult based' theme and are too frightning for childern.

The Giver by Lois Lowry, for being violent, having an occultbased theme and for being sexualy explicit.

The Terrorist by Carpline Cooney for violence, and again for having an 'occult' oriented theme.

  • Home
  • The Nomination Page
  • The USABB Rag
  • Afghanistan: USABB's position
  • Save Harry Potter: Banned Books of Today
  • Campaigns that USABB Supports
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • History of Censorship
  • Images to make you think
  • Stockwell Day Cares
  • Links about Censorship
  • The Mascot Page
  • Become A Member
  • Why is Censorship Offensive?
  • Commonly Banned Authors
  • Free speech ahoy!
  • The USSAB Rag Blue Chicken Award for Close-Mindedness.
  • The USABB what?
  • Extreme Censoring: When Censorship turns dangerous
  • Sign this petition!
  • Quotes about Censorship
  • Rag Archives
  • Common Reasons for Book Banning
  • Join Our Ribbon Campaign
  • Ribbon Campaigns We Support
  • Who is Salman Rushdie?
  • Statistics about Censorship: How real is the problem?
  • Thank You's
  • Updates to USABB
  • Who made this mess!?
  • Who is trying to ban these books?
  • Books that have been banned and why?
  • How do you feel about censorship?
  • eXTReMe Tracker