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It’s Lit! is a series of smart, funny video essays from PBS Digital Studios about our favorite books and why we love to read. Hosted by Lindsay Ellis, the series delves into topics like the evolution of YA, how science fiction mirrors our own anxieties, and why the book is sometimes just a _bit_ better than the movie.

It’s Lit!

S02E09 · The Fiery History of Banned Books

When we talk about book bannings today, we are usually discussing a specific choice made... More

When we talk about book bannings today, we are usually discussing a specific choice made by individual schools, school districts, and libraries made in response to the moralistic outrage of some group. This is still nothing in comparison to the ways books have been removed, censored, and destroyed in the past. Let’s explore how the seemingly innocuous book has survived centuries of the ban hammer.

11-17-202000:14:02
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