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Trivia Q: Which frequently challenged or banned book contains this quote? 

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Trivia A. The quote is from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, the third installment of the series:

"[George] took out his wand, touched the parchment lightly, and said, "I solemnly swear that I am up to no good."
At once, thin ink lines began to spread like a spider's web from the point that George's wand had touched. They joined each other, they crisscrossed, they fanned into every corner of the parchment; then words began to blossom across the top, great, curly, green words, that proclaimed: 

Messrs. Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot, and Prongs
Purveyors of Aids to Magical Mischief-Makers
are proud to present
The Marauder's Map. 

Most of the book challenges against the series assert that Harry Potter glorifies magic and the occult, confusing children and leading them to attempt to emulate the spells and curses they read about. There were some concerns over the violence and the increasingly dark tone of the later books in the series. But most of the censorship attempts aimed at Harry Potter were for religious reasons. 

If you like Harry Potter, join us during October during our three Potter-themed programs, including an adult trivia night, SAT, OCT 26. Get the details here.

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