Banned Books Week Highlights What's Taken Out At Schools
STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:
Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. This is Banned Books Week. Booksellers and writers highlight works removed from schools and libraries. Toni Morrison's "Beloved" gets banned for explicit content, and so does "Fifty Shades of Grey". Sherman Alexie's "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian" is targeted for racial issues. But the most banned book in America is "Captain Underpants." The whole series is said to be unsuited for kids. So true. But it's read in my house anyway. It's MORNING EDITION.
NPR transcripts are created on a rush deadline by a contractor for NPR, and accuracy and availability may vary. This text may not be in its final form and may be updated or revised in the future. Please be aware that the authoritative record of NPR’s programming is the audio.