You won't believe some of the books that have been banned
You would expect a banned book to be hugely salacious or controversial, but some of these books which featured on the banned list are positively wholesome and were taken off the shelves for the craziest reasons.
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.” Find out what the most misused word in the English language is here.
Dr. Seuss may have endeared the hearts of millions, but The Lorax, about the perils of deforestation, didn’t sit well with California loggers. One community banned the book for its negative portrayal of the industry. (By the way, you’ve been saying “Dr. Seuss” wrong. Can you pass this quiz of 4th grade spelling words?