The Catcher in the Rye

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I have a presentation tomorrow and I don't know what to say... I need to talk about why The Catcher in the Rye was banned in US, and why it should be allowed in the schools. I know why it was banned, I made a research about that, but I don't have any ideas about why it should be allowed.

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Catcher in the Rye is probably the most famous, censored, banned and challenged in the history of the United States. It may have caused more of a commotion to be pulled off shelves than Uncle Tom's Cabin. I may just have to look that up.

The novel was banned from 1966 and 1975 for its obscenity and excess of vulgar language, sexual content, and purported stance on moral issues. The reason it should be allowed is simple, that being our constitution if nothing else. Catcher in the Rye portrays a time in history; I have found it to be a great book for my male students who genuinely have no interest in reading. Is some of the content questionable? Yes, definitely, but I don't believe in censorship.............. although I do believe in young adults reading age appropriate material.