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13 Books We Bet You Never Knew Were Banned

They were taken off the shelves for the craziest reasons.

The Dictionary
The Dictionary
VIA BARNESANDNOBLE.COM
Wait…what? Some students working on their spelling might have been out of luck when the teacher asked them to “look it up”. In 1987, the Anchorage School Board in Alaska banned the American Heritage Dictionary because it had “objectionable” entries, like the slang definitions for “balls,” “knocker,” and “bed.” A California elementary school banned Merriam Webster from its shelves because the definition of oral sex was “not age appropriate.”


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