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9 Surprising Banned Books


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The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

You're probably thinking, "I can see why this book might not be appropriate for youngsters, what with the baffling subject matter -- how do you explain anti-Semitism and the Holocaust to anyone, much less a sixth-grader?" Unfortunately, that's not why a school in Alabama banned this book. Their reasoning? They just felt it was "a real downer."