Commonly Banned Books

To Kill a Mockingbird 1984

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Lolita

The Catcher in the Rye Brave New World

Breakfast of Champions Lord of the Flies

Ulysses

“The books that the world calls immoral are the books that show the world its own shame.”

Oscar Wilde

Of this list of books, I’ve read To Kill a Mockingbird, The Catcher in the Rye, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone and 1984. Which have you read?

What do you think of these books and what do you think of their being commonly banned?

Do you find it peculiar that these commonly banned books are also commonly listed as required reading for high school students?

What do these books say about the world? And what does their being banned say?