Banned Books

American Library Association List of Top Books Banned in the United States

13 Reasons Why Jay Asher

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian Sherman Alexie

A Bad Boy Can Be a Good Girl Tanya Lee Stone

Bless Me, Ultima Rudolfo Anaya

The Bluest Eye Toni Morrison

Brave New World Aldous Huxley

The Chocolate War Robert Cormier

The Color Purple Alice Walker

Crank Ellen Hopkins

The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big, Round Things Carolyn Mackler

The Face on the Milk Carton Caroline B. Cooney

Fade Robert Cormier

Forever Judy Blume

Go Ask Alice Anonymous

The Golden Compass Philip Pullman

Gossip Girl Cecily Von Ziegesar

The Hunger Games Suzanne Collins

I Am the Cheese Robert Cormier

Killing Mr. Griffin Lois Duncan

The Kite Runner Khaled Hosseini

Looking for Alaska John Green

Lush Natasha Friend

The Outsiders S.E. Hinton

My Sister’s Keeper Jodi Picoult

The Perks of Being a Wallflower Stephen Chbosky

Speak Laurie Halse Anderson

Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes Chris Crutcher

And Tango Makes Three Peter Parnell and Justin Richardson

That Was Then, This is Now S.E. Hinton

ttyl; ttfn; l8r, g8r (series) Lauren Myracle

Twilight Stephenie Meyer

Twisted Laurie Halse Anderson

Whale Talk Chris Crutcher

What My Mother Doesn’t Know Sonya Sones

Tiger Eyes Judy Blume

Books Challenged on Political Grounds

All Quiet on the Western Front Erich Maria Remarque

Black Boy Richard Wright

Doctor Zhivago Boris Pasternak

The Grapes of Wrath John Steinbeck

I Am the Cheese Robert Cormier

In the Spirit of Crazy Horse Peter Matthiessen

Johnny Got His Gun Dalton Trumbo

Manifesto of the Communist Party Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels

Mein Kampf Adolf Hitler

My Brother Sam Is Dead James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier

1984 George Orwell

Slaughterhouse-Five Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

Books Challenged on Religious Grounds

The Age of Reason Thomas Paine

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone J.K. Rowling

The Hidden Face of Eve: Women in the Arab World Nawal El Saadawi

Oliver Twist Charles Dickens

The Satanic Verses Salman Rushdie

Books Challenged on Social Grounds

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Mark Twain

Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl Anne Frank

Annie on My Mind Nancy Garden

Another Country James Baldwin

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin Benjamin Franklin

The Bell Jar Sylvia Plath

Black Like Me John Howard Griffin

Catch-22 Joseph Heller

The Catcher in the Rye J.D. Salinger

A Clockwork Orange Anthony Burgess

Cujo Stephen King

The Drowning of Stephan Jones Bette Greene

Fallen Angels Walter Dean Myers

Go Ask Alice Anonymous

Leaves of Grass Walt Whitman

Naked Lunch William Seward Burroughs

One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest Ken Kesey