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Banned Books: Home

The American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) has been documenting attempts to ban books in libraries and schools since 1990.

Celebrating Banned Books Week: Septermber 26-October 2, 2021

Some Banned books

The Hate U give

Author: Angie Thomas

Foreword: Nikki Giovanni

Publication: 2017

  Years of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks

Call number: PR9619.3.B7153 Y4 2001

ISBN: 978-0007743032

Pub. Date: 2001-09-04

Commonly Banned/Censored Books

  • It's a Book by Lane Smith
  • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
  • The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien
  • What My Mother Doesn't Know by Sonya Sones
  • A Child Called "It" by Dave Pelzer
  • Bad Kitty (series) by Nick Bruel
  • Crank by Ellen Hopkins
  • Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich
  • Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
  • The Adventures of Super Diaper Baby by Dav Pilkey
  • This Day in June by Gayle E. Pitman
  • This One Summer by Mariko TamakiA Bad Boy Can Be Good for A Girl by Tanya Lee Stone
  • Goosebumps (series) by R.L. Stine
  • In Our Mothers' House by Patricia Polacco
  • Lush by Natasha Friend
  • The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
  • The Holy Bible
  • This Book is Gay by Juno Dawson
  • Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
  • Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
  • Gossip Girl (series) by Cecily von Ziegesar
  • House of Night (series) by P.C. Cast
  • My Mom's Having A Baby by Dori Hillestad Butler
  • Neonomicon by Alan Moore
  • The Dirty Cowboy by Amy Timberlake
  • The Giver by Lois Lowry
  • Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
  • Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya
  • Draw Me a Star by Eric Carle
  • Dreaming in Cuban by Cristina Garcia
  • Fade by Lisa McMann
  • The Family Book by Todd Parr
  • Feed by M.T. Anderson
  • Go the Fuck to Sleep by Adam Mansbach
  • Habibi by Craig Thompson
  • House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende
  • Jacob's New Dress by Sarah Hoffman
  • Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
  • Monster by Walter Dean Myers
  • Nasreen’s Secret School by Jeanette Winter
  • Saga by Brian K. Vaughan
  • Stuck in the Middle by Ariel Schrag
  • The Kingdom of Little Wounds by Susann Cokal
  • 1984 by George Orwell
  • A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
  • Almost Perfect by Brian Katcher
  • Awakening by Kate Chopin
  • Burned by Ellen Hopkins
  • Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
  • Fallen Angels by Walter Dean Myers
  • Glass by Ellen Hopkins
  • Heather Has Two Mommies by Lesle´a Newman
  • Madeline and the Gypsies by Ludwig Bemelmans
  • My Princess Boy by Cheryl Kilodavis
  • Prince and Knight by Daniel Haack
  • Revolutionary Voices: A Multicultural Queer Youth Anthology by Amy Sonnie
  • Skippyjon Jones (series) by Judith Schachner
  • So Far from the Bamboo Grove by Yoko Kawashima Watkins
  • The Color of Earth (series) by Tong-hwa Kim
  • The Librarian of Basra by Jeanette Winter
  • The Walking Dead (series) by Robert Kirkman
  • Tricks by Ellen Hopkins
  • Uncle Bobby’s Wedding by Sarah S Brannen
  • Animal farm
  • Of mice and men

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