You Are Not Allowed to Read This Book

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It’s a phenomenon well-known to any kid or teenager: banning something immediately makes it more desirable. Perhaps that’s the solution to declining reading rates. Instead of futilely telling kids to turn off the xbox and crack upon a book let’s be sure and tell them to not read – and particularly not these books. Some of the work has already been done for us. All these examples of classic kids literature have been challenged or banned somewhere. And even more surprising than the what are the why. Click through to see what kids book you are not supposed to read - and the surprising reasons they were banned. Sources: New York Public Library, Buzzfeed, Pajiba, and the Banned Books Week organization website. Follow the link below for the Banned Books Week website; you can find links for the other sources on the Riffle Children's tumblr blog.

Source: Banned Books Week