What is the 1 most banned book in America?

What Is the Most Banned Book in America? For all time, the most frequently banned book is 1984 by George Orwell. (How very Orwellian!) The most banned and challenged book for 2020 was George by Alex Gino.

What books are restricted in Australia?


Title Author(s) Type
Brave New World Aldous Huxley Novel
Forever Amber (1944) Kathleen Winsor Novel
Borstal Boy Brendan Behan Autobiographical novel
Another Country James Baldwin Novel

Are any books illegal in Australia?

There are several non-fiction titles still banned in Australia including Dr Philip Nitschke’s voluntary euthanasia guide book The Peaceful Pill Handbook and 1971’s The Anarchist Cookbook, a guide to making explosives and weapons and manufacturing drugs.

Why Is Twilight a banned book?

The Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer has been on the hot list of banned books for being sexually explicit, unsuited to age group, and promoting a religious viewpoint according to the ALA. Five years after its debut, the series made it on to the group’s banned book list in 2010, ranking 5th among total complaints.

What is a banned book?

For books banned by other groups, see Lists of banned books. Banned books are books or other printed works such as essays or plays which are prohibited by law or to which free access is not permitted by other means. The practice of banning books is a form of censorship, from political, legal, religious, moral, or (less often) commercial motives.

Where can I find a bibliography of banned and challenged books?

Visit the ALA Store to purchase the most recent bibliography of banned and challenged books. The Field Report is filled with descriptions of public challenges and ways to defend the freedom to read. A digital version is also available. Sales support the American Library Associationā€™s work in defending and promoting the right to access information.

What was the first book to be banned from mail?

Banned from US mail under the Federal Anti-Obscenity Act ( Comstock Law) of 1873, which banned the sending or receiving of works containing “obscene,” “filthy,” or “inappropriate” material. U.S. obscenity laws were overturned in 1959 by the Supreme Court in Kingsley Pictures Corp. v. Regents. The first book banned in the New World.

Why is Brave New World a banned book?

“Brave New World” is a satirical novel, with a stringent division of the classes, drugs, and free love. The book was banned in Ireland in 1932, and the book has been banned and challenged in schools and libraries across the United States. One complaint was that the novel “centered around negative activity.”