The Grapes of Wrath

by John Steinbeck | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0140186409 Global Overview for this book
Registered by NMReader of Herndon, Virginia USA on 10/12/2008
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Journal Entry 1 by NMReader from Herndon, Virginia USA on Sunday, October 12, 2008
#22 on the list of Banned and Challenged Books.

This book is being given to Firegirl as part of the 2008 Banned and Challenged Books Release Challenge fr releasing the 2nd most books.

This book was burned by the St. Louis, Mo. Public Library (1939) on the grounds that "vulgar words" were used. Banned in Kansas City, Mo. (1939); Kern County, Calif., the scene of Steinbeck's novel, (1939); Ireland (1953); Kanawha, Iowa High School classes (1980); and Morris, Manitoba (1982). Challenged in the Greenville, S.C. schools (1991) because the book uses the name of God and Jesus in a "vain and profane manner along with inappropriate sexual references."

From the Publisher
Winner of the 1990 Tony Award and Outer Critics Circle Award. A powerful and deeply affecting stage version of one of the masterpieces of American literature. Holding to the simplicity and directness of the original novel, the play uses the sparest of technical means to convey its timeless message of the persistence and strength of the human spirit as it battles against the adversities of nature and an uncaring society.

Journal Entry 2 by NMReader at on Sunday, October 12, 2008

Released 13 yrs ago (10/13/2008 UTC) at



"Books won't stay banned. They won't burn. Ideas won't go to jail. In the long run of history, the censor and the inquisitor have always lost. The only sure weapon against bad ideas is better ideas. The source of better ideas is wisdom. The surest path to wisdom is a liberal education."
-- Alfred Whitney Griswold

Sent with delivery confirmation. Deliver confirmation number is 0307 1790 0000 3720 3958

Journal Entry 3 by wingFiregirlwing from Tucson, Arizona USA on Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Arrived safely! Thanks heaps, NMReader, for the book and the challenge! (Next time I'm out in Albuquerque visiting my mother we'll have to get together and meet face-to-face so I can thank you properly.) I've never read this, unlike most friends I know who had to in school. I'm looking forward to it and, of course, will then release it as part of this year's challenge.

Journal Entry 4 by wingFiregirlwing at Kenyan Cafe in Morgantown, West Virginia USA on Sunday, April 10, 2011

Released 10 yrs ago (4/9/2011 UTC) at Kenyan Cafe in Morgantown, West Virginia USA


Imagine our surprise to find a Kenyan cafe in Morgantown -- and it was absolutely delicious. Left this book out front on the bench.

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