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This week, booksellers and writers highlight works removed from schools and libraries. Among the banned books is Toni Morrison's Beloved which gets removed for explicit content. Sherman Alexie's The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian is targeted for racial issues.


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.

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