Sarah Palin wants to ban these books...what do you think?
Sarah Palin wants to have these books banned?
I don't know if this list is exact, but if it is then it looks like she pretty much wants to have all classics including childrens classics banned, my question is do you think that a person like that should be allowed into power?
Here is the list
A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
Annie on My Mind by Nancy Garden
As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
Blubber by Judy Blume
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
Canterbury Tales by Chaucer
Carrie by Stephen King
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
Christine by Stephen King
Confessions by Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Cujo by Stephen King
Curses, Hexes, and Spells by Daniel Cohen
Daddy’s Roommate by Michael Willhoite
Day No Pigs Would Die by Robert Peck
Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller
Decameron by Boccaccio
East of Eden by John Steinbeck
Fallen Angels by Walter Myers
Fanny Hill (Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure) by John Cleland
Flowers For Algernon by Daniel Keyes
Forever by Judy Blume
Grendel by John Champlin Gardner
Halloween ABC by Eve Merriam
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Prizoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling
Have to Go by Robert Munsch
Heather Has Two Mommies by Leslea Newman
How to Eat Fried Worms by Thomas Rockwell
Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
Impressions edited by Jack Booth
In the Night Kitchen by Maurice Sendak
It’s Okay if You Don’t Love Me by Norma Klein
James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D.H. Lawrence
Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
Little Red Riding Hood by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
Lord of the Flies by William Golding
Love is One of the Choices by Norma Klein
Lysistrata by Aristophanes
More Scary Stories in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz
My Brother Sam Is Dead by James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier
My House by Nikki Giovanni
My Friend Flicka by Mary O’Hara
Night Chills by Dean Koontz
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
On My Honor by Marion Dane Bauer
One Day in The Life of Ivan Denisovich by Alexander Solzhenitsyn
One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Ordinary People by Judith Guest
Our Bodies, Ourselves by Boston Women’s Health Collective
Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy
Revolting Rhymes by Roald Dahl
Scary Stories 3: More Tales to Chill Your Bones by Alvin Schwartz
Scary Stories in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz
Separate Peace by John Knowles
Silas Marner by George Eliot
Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
The Bastard by John Jakes
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier
The Color Purple by Alice Walker
The Devil’s Alternative by Frederick Forsyth
The Figure in the Shadows by John Bellairs
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
The Great Gilly Hopkins by Katherine Paterson
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
The Headless Cupid by Zilpha Snyder
The Learning Tree by Gordon Parks
The Living Bible by William C. Bower
The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare
The New Teenage Body Book by Kathy McCoy and Charles Wibbelsman
The Pigman by Paul Zindel
The Seduction of Peter S. by Lawrence Sanders
The Shining by Stephen King
The Witches by Roald Dahl
The Witches of Worm by Zilpha Snyder
Then Again, Maybe I Won’t by Judy Blume
To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare
Webster’s Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary by the Merriam-Webster Editorial Staff
Witches, Pumpkins, and Grinning Ghosts: The Story of the Halloween Symbols by Edna Barth
heres the Link: http://www.librarian.net/stax/2366/sarah...
Personally i i hope this is not true....these are classics and a lot of them are my favorite....its really stupid. Take Catcher in the rye.... when it was banned, parents hated Holden's being a poor role model, encouragement of rebellion, and promotion of drinking, smoking, lying, and promiscuity. Often, the challengers have been unfamiliar with the plot itself. these parents are being just like Holden ... They are trying to be catchers in the rye trying to hold on to innocence when they just cant. Maybe she should read the books before banning them
Cloverheaven...i was thinking the exact same thing....i hope its a rumor
LMS......your so right
sela C.... im not an idiot ok....i feel its a rumor to...but i wanted other peoples opinions so stop being a know it all
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
this is just a rumor.
the *democrats* thinks this is a way to make people vote for them, to make this ubsurd rumor.
who would ban books??
seiriousely, its all fake.
(not taking sides. My family is neither side.)
- 1 decade ago
note: there’s some buzz being generated that says that this post contains a comment that lists the books that Palin supposedly wanted banned. The list is here, but there appears to be no truth to the claim made by the commenter, and no further documentation or support for this has turned up.
You for got to add the NOTE when you copied and pasted from that website.
Its a made up list from Palin's mayor rival John Stien.If she wanted to bann books why does she have a 80+ approval rating in the state. Also if you go on Wasilla's hometown paper's website you will see she has the support of the town. No mention of banning books there either. People need to stop being SHEEPEOPLE and look stuff up. Do some legg work and stop beleiving CNN, MSNBC,and FOX. LOOK STUFF UP !!!!
- VLv 41 decade ago
Well, she also doesn't believe that humans contribute to global warming and she doesn't believe the polar bear should be put on an endangered species list.
I doubt that this is true, no matter how many rigidly conservative politicians there are we are thankfully past any age where the banning of books could be possible. Now, the banning of certain books in schools may still be an issue... ugh.
- AliceLv 51 decade ago
Where did you get the list?
If if it wasn't a rumor, she wouldn't be able to without making SERIOUS amendments to the bill of rights, which states, in the first amendment, that the People of America have a right to freedom of speech, press, religion, and right to gathering in conference (something like that). She'd also have to get the law passed by the senate, which is primarily democrats nowadays, so she would never be able to pass it.
She probably doesn't want to ban the books.
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- Aki F.Lv 51 decade ago
It's little more than Democratic propaganda to appease the book loving masses out there.
It isn't true. Sarah Palin isn't an extremist. She has good morals, but, even if she did believe this, she wouldn't be able to impose these. It'd have to go through the Supreme Court, and anyone in the Supreme Court with a decent brain wouldn't ban these books.
Banning books is so stupid anyway. The purpose of writing is to express thoughts otherwise considered too out there in a public setting. An author always puts a piece of his or her beliefs in any writing he or she does.
Books that spark controversy are probably the best books of all because it makes you realize how stupid people are, and how easily offended people can get. It's a book, for crying out loud! Although the author probably belives it, it's a book! Keep your morals to yourself, and I'll keep mine lodged in my brain.
- 1 decade ago
I sure hope this isn't true! Some of those books are my favorites! It's so odd that Sarah Palins become so famous in a few days...... my dad went to high school with her! ( I live in Wasilla).
Gah, I think banning books is stupid--especially banning classics. People should be banning crap like Twilight.
I still am not sure if this article is true though......
EDIT: Yeah, this isn't true......I would have heard of it by now.
- 1 decade ago
rumor or not, its wrong to tell people what they should or should not be exposed to... if true, she needs to get of the high horse she deemed herself worthy of being put on... i've read 30 of these books and i am all the more enriched for doing so...
why stop with these???
stephen king and dean koontz deal with "supernatural" occurances and people, naughty words, explicit scenarios, etc so all their work should go...
roald dahl was sick for writing about a chocolate factory operated by little people, flying glass elevators, lifesize bugs, etc... god forbid our children be encouraged to use their imaginations...
michael crichton believes dinosaurs can walk the earth, what a load of BS...
hg wells actually thinks science and progress can further the human spirit... bad, hg, bad!!!
tolkien, lewis, carroll, goodkind, and others like them are so delusional that they created other realms full of nasty little things like wizards and hobbits, talking rabbits, and such... call the men in the white coats, we've got psychopaths running amok in our cities!!!
the list can go on indefinitely... books are books, they themselves are guilty only of giving us as readers the power to belive what cannot be seen, enjoy what we would otherwise miss out on, and embark on a voyage to the depths of our souls that would remain unknown to our hearts if not for the magic that lay within the confines of the written word...
books are who we are, not some two-bit politician who believes in controlling what they themselves may not understand.
- 1 decade ago
I have to say this: What the f*** is her problem?
These are some of the all-times classics that she's trying to put away - and for what? "Inappropraite language". Oh, give me a break.
Look, if parents don't want their children to read certain books, they should get more involved in their kid's lives and find out what exactly they get interested in. Let them take control. So what if the books have a punch in truth. Should we silence the creativity of novelist because of this? No!
As a Democrat, I should be jumping for joy. I think this VP pick has cost McCain the election. However, if by a strange twist of fate he does win, I don't want her inexperienced self coming 10 feet in front the White House.
- 1 decade ago
well, i think they have banned books before in history. it's usually a group of people that protest to ban the books, and thus cannot be use in school. i don't think most of the books mentioned should be banned. they are perfectly fine...and it's totally crazy sounding. most of the books are classic, and they shouldn't be banned for goodness sakes. but i don't think they are really actually banning them. maybe for school use, but it can still be borrowed in the library
- Sela CLv 61 decade ago
This is completely untrue! Who puts rumors like this out there? And spreading it around isn't helping at all. It just feeds the trolls.
No one is banning books, people! Good grief. Think a little bit, please.
- 1 decade ago
looking at this list I was amazed. The fact that she wants to ban the established works of Rowling, lee, dahl and even Shakespeare shows how bad and unrealistic her and McCain are.
Just shows that u americans MUST elect Obama