Children's Books That Have Been Banned Through the Years

Lock 'Em Up: The Stories Behind Eight Banned Kids' Books

Lock 'Em Up: The Stories Behind Eight Banned Kids' Books

Bad books? It's Banned Books Week, the annual celebration of the freedom of the written word and a campaign to highlight books that have been banned or challenged at some point — meaning some group or person decided that they are unsuitable for tots and should be removed from schools and libraries.

Keep reading for a sometimes surprising selection of books that were banned or challenged at some point. What do you think? Do you believe any of these books should be kept out of kids' hands altogether?

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