What’s going on? Why are Americans pulling books out of the library? Often the reasons cited, especially in recent years, have to do with concepts sexual in nature: gender values, sexual conduct, and nudity. Then there's also books containing LGBT content and trans identities, which have had to fight to stay on shelves. With an influx of diversity-focused books is a corresponding influx of intensely negative reactions, especially from 2014 and onward. But let’s look back at the most banned books of all time: 1984, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Catcher and the Rye, The Color Purple, and The Great Gatsby. They’re all now considered timeless classics! Will today’s rejected novels be tomorrow’s class favorites?
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