Awesome Illustrated Mugshots of Characters From Famous Banned Books

Holden and Harry, shanking fools in prison. Celebrate Banned Books Week.


You’d think that in this day and age, when people aren’t reading all that much, banning books wouldn’t be all that high up on the to-do lists of the powers that be. But, sadly, it’s still an issue, even in 2013: just look at the recent — eventually overturned –– banning of Ralph Ellison’s classic Invisible Man. Why would you want to ban a National Book Award-winning classic that not only documents the African-American experience in the middle of the 20th century, but also remains essential reading to this day… unless you were afraid of what’s contained within the book’s pages?

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