Every day during Banned Books week we’re featuring a book that’s been censored somewhere on social, sexual, religious or moral grounds.
See if you can guess what the book is from our description!
It’s hard to imagine why today’s book would be banned – it’s a children’s classic which has sold over 50 million copies world wide. It’s a story which extols the virtues of kindness and respect. So why was it banned?
Well, if we tell you that the book was banned in apartheid era South Africa, and that it was the title of the book which they objected to – the title being the name of the horse in the book – can you guess what it is now?
Here’s the answer
About Banned Books Week
Public libraries are committed to upholding the values of freedom of expression and debate, and we believe that access to information should not be restricted on any grounds except that of the law.
We believe that the ability to freely access information, whether factual or fictional, and regardless of media or format is a right, not a privilege.
To find out more about libraries and censorship visit Banned Books and the CILIP website.