I love books and admit I'm baffled when I see some of the books that get "challenged." Maybe it's because I know life isn't perfect. Books can be a gentler way of introducing some of the less happy facets of our world to minds that haven't been sullied with having certain issues smashed into their face by reality. Or maybe it's because I understand we are all different, unique. We can identify with various characters, not just the Mary Janes or Easy Going Bens of the world. Not everyone can be the Joneses or keep up with them. Some books can help show how being the Joneses ain't all it's cracked up to be.
Here is an example of a Pulitzer prize winning, historically based novel that was among the top ten challenged books for 2012, according to State of America's Libraries Report 2013.
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