With Your Wings, a long-forgotten story by acclaimed author John Steinbeck, tells the story of discrimination between black soldiers during World War II. It was finally published last week, some 70 years after the author wrote it.
Since 2002, U.S. states have been prohibited from executing people who are mentally retarded. Defining who fits that standard, though, has been left to the state. In Texas, the definition is based on a character in a book — though that may be changing.
The Turkish government recommends every student in the country read John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men, but now a parent has complained it's not appropriate, because of a few lines on a couple of pages in the book.
Turkey is no stranger to TV and internet censorship. But recently, a controversy erupted over a call to censor a book on Turkey's recommended reading list for students. The book was John Steinbeck's "Of Mice and Men."
In the fall of 1960, John Steinbeck climbed into a camper truck and started driving. He and his standard poodle Charley roamed for ten thousand miles, completing a circuit around the U.S. The result of their exploration was the book "Travels With Charlie"