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.

18. "The Grapes of Wrath," by John Steinbeck

Steinbeck's novel was banned soon after its release in various areas, including Kansas, for indecent content. "Wrath" was also banned in Kern County, Calif., one of the areas depicted in the novel, for libelous content, when one county board member found the portraits of some (fictional) Kern County residents in Steinbeck's book to be none too flattering.

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