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20 banned books that may surprise you

The following books may seem quite harmless to most, but they still made it onto a banned books list.

19. 'The Diary of A Young Girl' by Anne Frank

The diary of a young girl who was killed in the Holocaust ran afoul of a Virginia school district in 2010 due to sexual content after schools began using the unedited version of the diary. When Anne's father Otto Frank first published the diary, he removed some passages, but they were later reinstated for the definitive edition published for the 50th anniversary. The Virginia school district eventually decided to use the earlier, edited diary in its classrooms. However, an Alabama school board did attempt to challenge the book in 1983 because, according to the board's records, it was "a real downer."

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