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  1. OMG! This is horrendous! They’ll ban 1984 of George Orwell for sure and any pro-family books for sure! I am horrified this is going on in the USA! It may soon go to the rest of the world soon! 🙁 We are living in the last days and we see iniquity becoming greater and greater and socially acceptable, whilst goodness and decency is being censored! God bless!

    1. Thank you for your comment about the banning of books. It makes me nervous what they will want to ban next. Why must a small group of small minded individuals think they can decide for everyone. So frustrating. Hugs and God Bless

  2. I live in Canada; we haven’t gone to the same extent although we do have some banned books. I have read several books on your list. There was nothing I recall being “dangerous” but what do I know? I have been a voracious reader as far back as I can remember. I didn’t see The Memory Keeper on your list although I know you said the list isn’t exhaustive. I believe it is a movie as well.
    One of the jelly bands I always wear (along with one for my epipen and another for my diabetes) says “open BOOKS open MINDS”. I believe that is what the book banners fear. (My other band “cultivate peace” broke recently. I wonder where I’ll find another?)
    Thank you for raising this topic. It needs more light.

    1. Thank you so much for your comment, the list is just a small few compared to the nearly 2000 books banned or being challenged right now.
      Open books open mind, that is not the tone of things here in the US. Knowledge is power, perhaps that’s the point. They want the power over everything, “they” decide how much knowledge we should gain from the reading of fact based books and other books that are truly classics to ewnjoy. Thank you for sharing with me, I hope Canada doesn’t follow the US in this way. Hugs!

  3. Thank you for bringing this up Katherine. Your post is so thought provoking, and the subject needs discussion in order to be resolved someday. We so want to protect our children, but I’m afraid we can’t change the whole environment. I think the best we can do is give our children a strong foundation and help them learn to make their own good decisions about what’s appropriate, not just about books, but about all the different situations they’ll find themselves in during their lives. I appreciate this off-topic post. Thanks for speaking your heart!

    1. Barbara you are such a sweetheart, your comment means a lot to me. Thank you for your support my friend.
      I agree with you, but I do always hope a ripple in the water will turn into a wave and people will realize their boat has a hole in it, and they can’t fix it because they have banned the book. LOL.Big Hugs!

  4. I have a bumper sticker that says “I READ BANNED BOOKS”
    Banning books just brings attention to the books some people don’t want their children to read. I am so frustrated by the uptick in this trend. On a side note, it always reminds me of Footloose when the townspeople burn books and the reverend realizes how far some people will go.

    1. Thank you so much for your comment. Okay I need that bumper sticker. Wow, I forgot about that one. Ironically it makes me think of Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury ( it’s on the list). Books are forbidden in their dystopian world. If someone finds out you have book a team of fireman come and burn it, and send the person to prison. They are only allowed to trust the media presented to them as they see fit. Hugs!

“May the Lord bless you and keep you; may He let His grace shine upon you and be gracious to you; may the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.” Numbers 6:24-6:26 NIV Hugs from Katherine

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