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8 Books You Won't Believe Got Banned

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‘Tarzan of the Apes’ by Edgar Rice Burroughs

We all know about Tarzan, even if you haven't gotten around to reading the actual book. Dude is raised by apes, and he ultimately rejects civilization and returns to the jungle. But a school in Downey, California took issue with this childhood favorite. They decided to ban the book because of unspecified “obscene words,” as well as the fact that there’s “no indication that Tarzan and his mate (Jane) were married.”

Topics: Books
Tags: censorship, shakespeare, books we love, where's waldo, little red riding hood, fairytales, winnie the pooh, bridge to terabithia, twelfth night, banned books, banned books week, merriam-webster

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