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Banned or Challenged Books Kids Should Read

These top picks for children and teens for Banned Books Week – happening Sept. 30-Oct. 6, 2012 – carry lots of lessons in life and imagination

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Lord of the Flies by William Golding

A group of young, school-age boys are abandoned on an island with no adults and no rules. Yet another classic novel to find itself on the ALA's challenged or banned books list.

Reasons it's been challenged: Violence, offensive language and brutality.

Why kids should read it: It's about survival – and what choices it forces humans to make. Some boys choose to follow the rules of society without rules, and others go savage. It's a lesson in human good versus evil.

Suggested reader age group: 12+ years old because of the violence in the book.

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