Thursday, October 9, 2014

Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore

Alice in Wonderland or Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

The earliest known banning of this book was in 1900 from a high school in New Hampshire. It was banned on the basis that it contained coarse language and sexual innuendo and “derogatory characterizations of teachers and religious ceremonies.”  One of the most absurd cases of banning was in 1931 by a governor in China because “animals should not use human language, and that it was disastrous to put animals and human beings on the same level.”  It has also been challenged more recently because of claims that it encourages drug use and child abuse.

Source: R. Wolf Baldassarro, (2012).

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