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Challenged Books 2000-09

( American Library Association )















Color Purple
by Alice Walker

Call Number:
PS3573.A425 C6

Rank:
17




Rank:
93




The Stupids
by Allard, Harry

Call Number:
JUV - PIC ALLARD STUP 1974

Rank:
62




The House of the Spirits
by Allende, Isabel

Call Number:
PQ8098.1 .L54 C313 2005

Rank:
97




Scary Stories
by Alvin Schwartz

Call Number:
JUV - ANTH SCAR 1981

Rank:
7




Bless Me, Ultima
by Anaya, Rudolfo A.

Call Number:
PS3551.N27 B58 1999




Speak
by Anderson, Laurie Halse

Call Number:
PS3551 .N37445 S64 2006B

Rank:
60




Go Ask Alice
by Anonymous

Call Number:
PZ7 .G534 2006
Publication Date:
2006

Rank:
18




he Handmaids Tale
by Atwood, Margaret

Call Number:
PR9199.3 .A8 H3 1998

Rank:
88




The Fighting Ground
by Avi

Call Number:
YOUTH AVI FIGH 2004

Rank:
42




Friday Night Lights
by Bissinger, H. G.

Call Number:
GV958 .P47 B57 2003

Rank:
89




Are You There, God? Its Me, Margaret
by Blume, Judy

Call Number:
YOUTH BLUME AREY 2001

Rank:
99




Blubber
by Blume, Judy

Call Number:
YOUTH BLUME BLUB 1976

Rank:
43




Tiger Eyes
by Blume, Judy

Call Number:
YOUTH BLUME TIGE 1981

Rank:
87




Fahrenheit 451
by Bradbury, Ray

Call Number:
PS3503 .R167 F3 2001B

Rank:
69




Draw Me A Star
by Carle, Eric

Call Number:
JUV - PIC CARLE DRAW 1992

Rank:
61




Rank:
54




Crazy Lady
by Conly, Jane Leslie

Call Number:
JUV - YOUTH CONLY CRAZ 1995

Rank:
45




Rank:
63




The Face on the Milk Carton
by Cooney, Caroline B.

Call Number:
YA COONEY FACE 1996




Athletic Shorts
by Crutcher, Chris

Call Number:
JUV - YA CRUTCHER ATHL 2002

Rank:
44




Whale Talk
by Crutcher, Chris

Call Number:
YA CRUTCHER WHAL 2001




Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes
by Crutcher, Chris.

Call Number:
PZ7.C89 SS 2003

Rank:
85




Captain Underpants
by Dav Pilkey

Call Number:
JUV - YOUTH PILKEY ADVE 1997

Rank:
13




Rank:
82




Daughters of Eve
by Duncan, Lois

Call Number:
YA DUNCAN DAUG 2011

Rank:
51




Rank:
53




America: A Novel
by Frank, E. R.

Call Number:
YA FRANK AMER 2003

Rank:
100







Grendel
by Gardner, John

Call Number:
PS3557.A712 G7

Rank:
96




Julie of the Wolves
by George, Jean Craighead

Call Number:
JUV - YOUTH GEORGE JULI 1972

Rank:
91




Rank:
58




Summer of My German Soldier
by Greene, Bette

Call Number:
YA GREENE SUMM 2006

Rank:
55




A Time to Kill
by Grisham, John

Call Number:
LEISURE - CRIME / MYSTERY GRISHAM 2009

Rank:
67




Snow Falling on Cedars
by Guterson, David

Call Number:
PS3557.U846 S65 1994




To Kill A Mockingbird
by Harper Lee

Call Number:
PS3562.E353 T6 2006

Rank:
21




Olives Ocean
by Henkes, Kevin

Call Number:
YOUTH HENKES OLIV 2003

Rank:
59




Rank:
50




Brave New World
by Huxley, Aldous

Call Number:
PR6015.U9 B65 1998




Rank:
76




Catcher in the Rye
by J.D. Salinger

Call Number:
PS3537.A426 C3 2001

Rank:
19




Harry Potter
by J.K. Rowling

Call Number:
JUV - YOUTH ROWLING HARR 1999

Rank:
1




Of Mice and Men
by John Steinbeck

Call Number:
PS3537.T3234 O2 2002

Rank:
5




Forever
by Judy Blume

Call Number:
JUV - YA BLUME FORE 1999

Rank:
16




And Tango Makes Three
by Justin Richardson

Call Number:
JUV - PIC RICHARDSON ANDT 2005

Rank:
4




One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
by Ken Kesey

Call Number:
PS3561.E667 O5 2003

Rank:
49




Rank:
49




The Kite Runner
by Khaled Hosseini

Call Number:
PS3608.O832 K58 2005
Publication Date:
2003

Rank:
50




Rank:
57




ttyl OR ttfn OR l8r g8r
by Lauren Myracle

Call Number:
LEISURE - FICTION MYR

Rank:
9




Crazy: A Novel
by Lebert, Benjamin

Call Number:
PT2672.E28 C7313 2001

Rank:
77




A Wrinkle in Time
by L'Engle, Madeleine

Call Number:
JUV - YA = L'ENGLE, M.

Rank:
90




When Dad Killed Mom
by Lester, Julius

Call Number:
PZ7.L5629 WJ 2001

Rank:
56




King and King
by Linda de Haan

Call Number:
JUV - PIC HAAN KING 2002

Rank:
20




Anastasia
by Lowry, Lois

Call Number:
YOUTH LOWRY ANAS 1993

Rank:
75




The Giver
by Lowry, Lois

Call Number:
YOUTH LOWRY GIVE 2012




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

Call Number:
LEISURE - FICTION MACKLER 2003

Rank:
34




Rank:
73




Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
by Mark Twain

Call Number:
PS1305 .A1 2004B
Publication Date:
2004

Rank:
14




Arming America
by Mathabane, Mark

Call Number:
E185.97.M38 A3 1989

Rank:
38




I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings,
by Maya Angelou

Call Number:
PS3551 .N464 Z466 2002

Rank:
6




Cut
by McCormick, Patricia

Call Number:
YA MCCORMICK CUT 2002

Rank:
86




Beloved
by Morrison, Toni

Call Number:
PS3563 .O8749 B4 2006




Song of Solomon
by Morrison, Toni

Call Number:
PS3563 .O8749 S66 1995

Rank:
72




Rank:
95




The Things They Carried
by O'Brien, Tim

Call Number:
PS3565.B75 T48 2009

Rank:
65




Rank:
98




Junie B. Jones
by Park, Barbara

Call Number:
YOUTH PARK JUNI 2012

Rank:
71




Mick Harte Was Here
by Park, Barbara

Call Number:
YOUTH PARK MICK 2006

Rank:
64




Bridge To Terabithia
by Paterson, Katherine

Call Number:
YOUTH PATERSON BRID 1977




The Great Gilly Hopkins
by Paterson, Katherine

Call Number:
YOUTH PATERSON GREA 1979

Rank:
52




Harris and Me
by Paulsen, Gary

Call Number:
YOUTH PAULSEN HARRI 2007

Rank:
70




A Day No Pigs Would Die
by Peck, Robert Newton

Call Number:
YOUTH PECK DAYN 1994

Rank:
80




Rank:
8




Alice
by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

Call Number:
JUV - YA NAYLOR ALIC 2010

Rank:
2




Rank:
47




Rank:
79




Angus, Thongs, and Full Frontal Snogging
by Rennison, Louise

Call Number:
JUV - YA RENNISON ANGU 2006




Rank:
83




Chocolate War
by Robert Cormier

Call Number:
JUV - YA CORMIER CHOC 1997

Rank:
3




It’s Perfectly Normal
by Robie Harris

Call Number:
JUV - NONFIC HQ53 .H37 2004X

Rank:
12




Always Running
by Rodriguez, Luis J.

Call Number:
LEISURE - NONFIC HV6439.U72 L77 2005

Rank:
68




The Boy Who Lost His Face
by Sachar, Louis

Call Number:
YOUTH SACHAR BOYW 2000

Rank:
92




Rainbow Boys
by Sanchez, Alex

Call Number:
LEISURE - LGBT SANCHEZ 2001

Rank:
48




The Lovely Bones
by Sebold, Alice

Call Number:
PS3619.E26 L68 2002

Rank:
74




In the night kitchen
by Sendak, Maurice

Call Number:
JUV - PIC SENDAK INTH 1995

Rank:
24




Rank:
78




What My Mother Doesnt Know
by Sones, Sonya

Call Number:
YA SONES WHAT 2003




The Perks of Being a Wallflower
by Stephen Chbosky

Call Number:
LEISURE - FICTION CHB

Rank:
10




Goosebumps
by Stine, R. L.

Call Number:
YOUTH STINE DEEP 1994

Rank:
94




Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
by Taylor, Mildred D

Call Number:
YOUTH TAYLOR ROLL 2004

Rank:
66




Bluest Eye
by Toni Morrison

Call Number:
PS3563.O8749 B55 2000

Rank:
15







Slaughterhouse-Five
by Vonnegut, Kurt

Call Number:
PS3572.O5 S6 2005

Rank:
46




Fallen Angels
by Walter Dean Myers

Call Number:
JUV - YA MYERS FALL 2013

Rank:
11




Rank:
84




Black Boy
by Wright, Richard

Call Number:
PS3545 .R815 Z9 2008

Rank:
81









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ALA's Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) receives reports from libraries, schools, and the media on attempts to ban books in communities across the country. The list of challenged books is compiled in order to inform the public about censorship efforts that affect libraries and schools.

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