Forbes: Five Banned Books That You Should Read (That You Probably Haven’t)

Forbes
by Alex Knapp
September 23, 2013

Hadden,MarkThis week is Banned Books Week, where librarians and other organizations highlight the books that have been subjected to threats of censorship – and actual censorship – in schools, libraries and nations around the globe. Among the frequently challenged books include classics like The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain and popular books like The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. Many are books that you really ought to read, like Cat’s Cradle or Harry Potter. But then, you probably have read them – either because your school made you or because all your friends pushed them on you.

In between, though, are lots of books that you might not have heard of – or, at the very least, heard of but weren’t required to read when you were in school. With that in mind, I’ve created a list of five challenged or banned books that you probably haven’t read. Celebrate Banned Books Week by picking one up and giving it a read!

Our Family Tree: An Evolution Story by Lisa Westberg Peters

The Curious Incident of the Dog In The Night-time by Mark Haddon

Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems by Galileo Galilei

Zhuangzi

The Epic of Gilgamesh

Find out why you should read these books (and why they were challenged or banned) in the full article: http://www.forbes.com/sites/alexknapp/2013/09/23/five-banned-books-that-you-should-read-that-you-probably-havent/