Banned Books Week: African-American Classics Barred From Classrooms

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  • Banned Books Week
  • Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  • The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
  • Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X and Alex Haley
  • Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
  • Jambo Means Hello: The Swahili Alphabet by Muriel Feelings
  • The Color Purple by Alice Walker

Banned Books Week

Banned Books Week, from Sept. 22-28, is an annual celebration of the freedom to read, sponsored by the American Library Association. A North Carolina school board banned Ralph Ellison’s 1952 classic Invisible Man just last week. Take a look at other literature by or about African-Americans that has been banned from schools and libraries across the nation.  Dominique Zonyéé

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