Sunday, August 10, 2014

Top 10 Banned Books in the World

Top 10 Banned Books in the WorldDid you know that is some parts of the world reading a book is punishable by law? And and did you know that also in some of parts of the world dictionaries are banned and are not allowed to be read by people?

For this top ten article we are showcasing some of the banned books in the world. Books included for this list are The Diary of a Young Girl, The Da Vinci Code, Brave New World, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, The Grapes of Wrath, Animal Farm, Where's Waldo, The Satanic Verses, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, and The Dictionary.

Now have some time to read and checkout the 10 listed books below. Here are your top 10 banned books in the world.

TOP : 10
Book : The Diary of a Young Girl
Author : Anne Frank
Source : Huffington Post, CS Monitor
About : Banned in Lebanon for portraying Israel favorably. Also banned in 2010 by a Virginia school for "sexually explicit" and "homosexual" themes.

The Diary of a Young Girl
The Diary of a Young Girl

TOP : 9
Book : The Da Vinci Code
Author : Dan Brown
Source : Huffington Post, BBC
About : The best selling mystery novel was banned in Lebanon in 2004. It was thought to be offensive to Christianity.

The Da Vinci Code
The Da Vinci Code

TOP : 8
Book : Brave New World
Author : Aldous Huxley
Source : Huffington Post, Shortlist
About : Dystopian novel banned in Ireland in 1932 due to its sexual promiscuity. Several US states have tried to ban it because of its negative themes.

Brave New World
Brave New World

TOP : 7
Book : Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
Author : Bill Martin Jr.
Source : Huffington Post
About : This children's book was banned in 2010 by the Texas Education Board. The author was mistaken for a Marxist theorist with the same name.

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

TOP : 6
Book : The Grapes of Wrath
Author : John Steinbeck
Source : Shortlist, CS Monitor, Huffington Post
About : Burned en masse after its release due to its portrayal of the rural poor. Banned in various parts of the US - including Kansas and California.

The Grapes of Wrath
The Grapes of Wrath

TOP : 5
Book : Animal Farm
Author : George Orwell
Source : Huffington Post
About : Banned on its 1945 US release for being critical of the USSR, a wartime ally. Banned in 2002 in UAE due to talking pigs being seen as contrary to Islam.

Animal Farm
Animal Farm

TOP : 4
Book : Where's Waldo
Author : Martin Hanford
Source : NY Times, CS Monitor
About : Taken off the shelf in some US schools in the early 1990s due to a partially naked woman in the background.

Where's Waldo
Where's Waldo

TOP : 3
Book : The Satanic Verses
Author : Salman Rushdie
Source : Time Magazine, Shortlist
About : Sparked riots around the world due to blasphemous treatment of Islam. Reading it in Venezuela was punishable with a 15-month prison sentence.

The Satanic Verses
The Satanic Verses

TOP : 2
Book : Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Author : Lewis Carroll
Source : Huffington Post
About : Banned in parts of China in 1931 because it features talking animals. Authorities feared children would begin treating animals like humans.

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

TOP : 1
Book : The Dictionary
Source : Huffington Post, CS Monitor
About : Merriam Webster and American Heritage Dictionaries are banned in some US schools. Some of the words inside are "not age appropriate".

The Dictionary
The Dictionary

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Please be noted that the top 10 that we are including here in our blog are all unofficial rankings unless otherwise noted. Most of the top ten lists are based on Google search results and collected mainly from different blogs and websites around the internet world.

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