|1947||United States-New York: Banned from the high school libraries in a vote of 6-1 by the Board of Education because it was allegedly written by a spokesman of a totalitarian movement and because it contained incidents and expressions not desirable for children, and was improper and indecent.|
Almost a million copies of the book had been sold, It had been distributed to the armed forces abroad and to citizens of liberated countries.
The ban was strongly opposed at a public meeting by Marc Connelly, head of the Censorship Committee of the Authors League of America, and by other organizations. Connelly demanded that "the bigotry behind its condemnation be investigated in the interest of public welfare." The ban was supported by Rupert Hughes, president of the American Writers Association, who said the Board must not "yield to a propaganda drive."