Those who’ve stopped by the library to see our Banned Book display have asked about why certain books, especially children’s books were banned. Here are the top three questions I’ve gotten so far.

1. Little House on the Prairie – because of its depiction of Native Americans

2. Winnie-the-Pooh – banned in Russia because it was found in the possession of a convicted Western spy and they thought it might be some kind of code book. However, if the people from number three hear about it, I’m sure it will join the American list.

3. Charlotte’s Web – the anti-magic crowd objects to the talking animals.


Sarah S. Uthoff, Reference Librarian