This is the website for Durham Academy’s English 12: Dangerous Books classes. Here you can find student summaries and reviews of famous banned or dangerous books and an analysis on why that particular book is considered “dangerous.”



Lanis Wilson, lanis.wilson@da.org


Si Carpenter, carpenter.si@gmail.com

il miglior fabbro:

Jim Bucar

Don’t join the book burners. Don’t be afraid to go
in your library and read every book.
~ Dwight D. Eisenhower ~


2 responses

19 04 2008
R.W. Ridley

How do you define dangerous?

5 05 2008
Dangerous Books

The definition for “dangerous” was determined by the individual students. Each selected a work for this site that he or she felt raised issues with the potential for controversy. The five texts that we read for class had all been banned at some point in their respective histories. Voltaire’s Candide provided an historical model for social commentary, and later class discussions centered around race (The Bluest Eye), class (Nickle and Dimed), religion (The Satanic Verses), and “art” (Lolita).

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