Thursday, August 12, 2010

15 Banned and Controversial Children’s Books

When you think of book banning, you imagine it being some horrid, freedom-depriving act that used to take place long ago…maybe even a hundred years ago or longer. The truth? Book banning still takes place in the United States. Every year, hundreds of books, including children’s books, are challenged for various reasons, and many have been banned.
Just check out these 15 banned and commonly challenged children’s books.

1. The Dictionary

No better place to start than with the most ridiculous ban on this list. Merriam Webster and American Heritage dictionaries have been banned in many schools for its definition of oral sex and other crude terms. In fact, the Merriam Webster dictionary was just banned in a California elementary school earlier this year for this exact reason.

8 Cool Undiscovered Family Vacation Spots

Tired of going on vacation to spots crowded with tourists? Want to go somewhere that feels like you’re blazing your own trail? A place where, when you tell your friends you’re going, they get a bewildered look on their face that says, “Where?!”

When Disney World, the Grand Canyon, and New York City just don’t cut it anymore for your family vacation, it’s time to consider one of these 8 super cool and super undiscovered vacation spots.

1. Maldives

Want a beach that’s not crowded? One that’s even more gorgeous than the ones in the Caribbean and Mexico? One where your whole family can kick back and relax? The Maldives might be just the spot you’re looking for. This cluster of islands in the Indian Ocean has beautiful beaches that have yet to be spoiled by tourists. You can enjoy gorgeous, first class hotels, do some sailing, and just indulge yourself in the beauty.

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