Authors Read ‘Banned Books’ Aloud to Celebrate First Amendment

Authors, banned books part of 1st Amendment salute (AP)

AP – "The Grapes of Wrath" was labeled vulgar and pornographic, a dangerous depiction of class hatred. "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" was removed from school classrooms and library shelves after its 1969 publication, deemed inappropriate for its depiction of author Maya Angelou’s rape as an 8-year-old girl

[Yahoo! Books and Publishing News]