Banned for a time in China for it's portrayal of anthropomorphized animals acting on the same level of complexity of humans.
Temporarily banned in California for it's unflattering portrayal of the area in the state that the book took place in.
Banned in Nazi Germany for it's insulting of the Wehrmacht.
Banned from print by Allies during wartime for it's critical view on the U.S.S.R. Still banned in North Korea, Cuba, and China.
Banned in Lebanon for it's favorable portrayal of Jews.
Oliver Twist was challenged because of it's satanic like portrayal of a Jewish character. The book was not banned, although Dickens did rewrite the story with many alterations to the Jewish character.
Banned in Ireland for undisclosed reasons, but assumed to be because of its views and portrayals of Irish Republicanism.
Banned in the People's Republic of China for it's portrayal on Marxism. The ban was lifted after Seuss had passed away.
Banned in Australia for a time.
Banned in several states in the U.S. during these times, although they were eventually unbanned.
Challenged in 1976 for being, among other things, "just plain filthy." Supreme Court ruled in 1982 that it could not be banned by the NY school board and was reinstated into school libraries.
Reasons for challenge: anti-family, occult/satanism, religious viewpoints, and violence.
Reasons for challenge: sexual content, offensive language, and unsuited to age group.
Reasons for challenge: offensive language, religious viewpoints, sexually explicit, violence, and unsuited to age group.
Reasons for challenge: anti-family, homosexuality, sexism, religious viewpoint, anti-ethnic, and unsuited to age group.
Reasons for challenge: drugs, nudity, offensive language, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group.
Reason for challenge: homosexuality, religious viewpoint, and unsuited to age group.
Reasons for challenge: offensive language; religious viewpoint; sexually explicit; unsuited to age group.
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