...that the Bible has been banned at various times, editions, and places in the world?The movie version is as good as the book, probably because it was directed by the author's son, whose friendship with a girl in the neighborhood inspired the book in the first place. Here's a summary of the book:
...that Black Beauty by Anna Sewell was banned in South Africa because of the use of the word "Black" in the title?
...that Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson was banned from some libraries in America due to its content relating to death?
Jess Aarons' greatest ambition is to be the fastest runner in his grade. He's been practicing all summer and can't wait to see his classmates' faces when he beats them all. But on the first day of school, a new girl boldly crosses over to the boys' side and outruns everyone. That's not a very promising beginning for a friendship, but Jess and Leslie Burke become inseparable. Together they create Terabithia, a magical kingdom in the woods where the two of them reign as king and queen, and their imaginations set the only limits. Then one morning a terrible tragedy occurs. Only when Jess is able to come to grips with this tragedy does he finally understand the strength and courage Leslie has given him.You are probably wondering why this book would be challenged. Because of its content related to death, profanity, and "language." While critics have wondered whether its themes are too heavy for children, Katherine Paterson said that books we read in childhood are a rehearsal for experiences later in life. She was inspired to write this book when her son's childhood friend was struck and killed by lightning. Read more about the author's inspiration. That link also includes an excerpt from Chapter One.
I highly recommend Bridge to Terabithia, a Newbery Medal-winning novel. I rate it 9/10, an excellent book.