Banned Books Webquest – Fahrenheit 451


FAHRENHEIT 451: This book was expurgated at the Venado Middle School in Irvine, California (1992). Students received copies of the book with scores of words — mostly “hells” and damns” — blacked out… After receiving complaints from parents and being contacted by reporters, school officials said censored copies would no longer be used.

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This is an example of an expurgated text.

Source: Doyle, Robert P. 1996 Banned Books Resource Guide. Chicago: American Library Association, 1997.