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  • 20 banned books that may surprise you

    20 banned books that may surprise you

    Why do books get banned from schools and libraries? Even readers who disagree with the practice of banning can comprehend that books heavy on sex and/or violence can polarize decision-makers when it comes to young readers. But there are other books – titles like "Where's Waldo?" or "Sylvester and the Magic Pebble" – whose presence on a banned book list seems completely mysterious. The following 20 books seem innocent to many, but they have nonetheless raised reader objections at one time or another.

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  • 20 banned books that may surprise you

    20 banned books that may surprise you

    Why do books get banned from schools and libraries? Even readers who disagree with the practice of banning can comprehend that books heavy on sex and/or violence can polarize decision-makers when it comes to young readers. But there are other books – titles like "Where's Waldo?" or "Sylvester and the Magic Pebble" – whose presence on a banned book list seems completely mysterious. The following 20 books seem innocent to many, but they have nonetheless raised reader objections at one time or another.

  • Disney announces release date for 'Oz: The Great and Powerful'

    Culture Cafe Disney announces release date for 'Oz: The Great and Powerful'

    Disney announced a March 8, 2013 release date for Sam Raimi's 'Oz: The Great and Powerful.'

  • Greens' growth in Germany spurs deputy chancellor's departure

    Greens' growth in Germany spurs deputy chancellor's departure

    Guido Westerwelle announced he is resigning as deputy chancellor to Angela Merkel after their parties received stunning losses to Greens in last month's state elections.