banned books

jacdac

Senior Member
Lebanese
We walked back to the hotel together, and sat in on the evening panel, which had to do with how to handle challenges to books like To Kill a Mockingbird and Slaughterhouse-Five.
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Attending a panel discussion on banned books when Willow Rainwater claimed to have taken him in her cab from Gentlemen, Please to the train station in Dubrow.
Source: Outsider by Stephen King
Context: The alleged murderer Terry, an English Teacher and baseball coach is being interviewed. Detective Anderson is musing on the witnesses statements he interviewed. He had interviewed Willow.

Why detective Anderson thinks the books in question are banned?

Thank you.
 
  • owlman5

    Senior Member
    English-US
    School boards sometimes ban books from their school districts, jacdac. The reason given for doing this is usually that the book is in some way morally harmful to children or adolescents. Both To Kill a Mockingbird and Slaughterhouse Five are books that have been banned for similar reasons from high schools, etc
     
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