At the risk of promoting "anti-authoritarianism" and "rebellion against parents" I read some excerpts from Where the Sidewalk Ends to my 10th grade American History students today in honor of the beginning of Banned Books Week.
A few more of my favorite frequently challenged or banned books...
Brave New World
A Light In the Attic
Of Mice and Men
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
The Grapes of Wrath
The Bluest Eye
To Kill a Mockingbird
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
Howl and Other Poems