5 Criminal Mugshots of Characters From Banned Books

To celebrate Banned Books Week, Tumblr user Jubliant Antics! created some wonderful thought-provoking mugshots of beloved literary characters.

1. Holden Caulfield, The Catcher in the Rye

Banned for: Strong language, sexual references, and for encouraging rebellion.

2. Alaska Young, Looking for Alaska

Banned for: Strong language, drug use, and sexually explicit situations.

3. Hester Prynne, The Scarlet Letter

Banned for: The book has been called “pornographic and obscene,” yet there is no sex in the book. Really it’s banned because of the plot: Hester’s adulterous affair with Arthur Dimmesdale and the resulting pregnancy.

4. Janie Crawford, Their Eyes Were Watching God

Banned for: Sexual content and explicit language.

5. Harry Potter, Harry Potter series

Banned for: Promoting witchcraft and un-Christian values. It now has the distinction of being the most banned book(s) in the U.S.

Via designtaxi.com

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