Can you imagine childhood without some of these classics? We shudder to think!

By Liz Loerke

The American Library Association’s Office of Intellectual Freedom established Banned Books Week in 1982 to celebrate and defend the freedom to read. Throughout the week, this year from September 25 to October 1, the ALA will highlight books that have been banned or challenged in libraries and schools across the country. As you might expect, parents have a lot to say about the books that their children read. Here are 8 children’s books that have caused controversy – but taught many important lessons along the way.

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