Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
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Rather than ban the book about book-banning outright, Venado Middle school in Irvine, CA (1992) utilized a revised version of the text in which all the “hells” and “damns” were blacked out. Other complaints about the book were that there were references to being drunk (learn more), smoking cigarettes, violence, “dirty talk,” and using God’s name in vain.
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The Kite Runner appeared on the top ten of the American Library Association’s (ALA) list of frequently challenged books in 2008 because of vulgar language and depicting a rape in graphic detail.