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10 Steamy Classics to Read During Banned Books Week

By Rachael Berkey

Books are banned and challenged every year by individuals and organizations in hopes that they will be removed from the shelves of public libraries and from school curriculums. Though those challenges often come from places of prejudice (more than 350 books were challenged for homosexuality between 2000 and 2009 according to the American Library Association), they are most frequently challenged for sexually explicit material and offensive language. Here are the books we feel you should broaden your horizons with — as all horizons need a nudge or two.