Read a banned book!

Here’s a thing I picked up from KayRay.org (she a lib­rivox­er and admin). It’s a list of the 100 most fre­quent­ly chal­lenged books in the US, 1990–2000, accord­ing to the Amer­i­can Library Asso­ci­a­tion — that is, books that peo­ple have want­ed to ban. Bold the ones you’ve read.

1. Scary Sto­ries (Series) by Alvin Schwartz
2. Daddy’s Room­mate by Michael Will­hoite
3. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
4. The Choco­late War by Robert Cormi­er
5. The Adven­tures of Huck­le­ber­ry Finn by Mark Twain
6. Of Mice and Men by John Stein­beck
7. Har­ry Pot­ter (Series) by J.K. Rowl­ing
8. For­ev­er by Judy Blume
9. Bridge to Ter­abithia by Kather­ine Pater­son (Saw the movie)
10. Alice (Series) by Phyl­lis Reynolds Nay­lor
11. Heather Has Two Mom­mies by Leslea New­man
12. My Broth­er Sam is Dead by James Lin­coln Col­lier and Christo­pher Col­lier
13. The Catch­er in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
14. The Giv­er by Lois Lowry
15. It’s Per­fect­ly Nor­mal by Robie Har­ris
16. Goose­bumps (Series) by R.L. Stine (at least, some of them)
17. A Day No Pigs Would Die by Robert New­ton Peck
18. The Col­or Pur­ple by Alice Walk­er (Saw the movie)
19. Sex by Madon­na (Don’t ask.…)
20. Earth’s Chil­dren (Series) by Jean M. Auel(I think… Was that Clan of the Cave Bear? Ghast­ly thing…)
21. The Great Gilly Hop­kins by Kather­ine Pater­son
22. A Wrin­kle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
23. Go Ask Alice by Anony­mous
24. Fall­en Angels by Wal­ter Dean Myers
25. In the Night Kitchen by Mau­rice Sendak
26. The Stu­pids (Series) by Har­ry Allard
27. The Witch­es by Roald Dahl
28. The New Joy of Gay Sex by Charles Sil­ver­stein
29. Anas­ta­sia Krup­nik (Series) by Lois Lowry
30. The Goats by Brock Cole
31. Kaf­fir Boy by Mark Math­a­bane
32. Blub­ber by Judy Blume
33. Killing Mr. Grif­fin by Lois Dun­can
34. Hal­loween ABC by Eve Mer­ri­am
35. We All Fall Down by Robert Cormi­er
36. Final Exit by Derek Humphry
37. The Handmaid’s Tale by Mar­garet Atwood
38. Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craig­head George
39. The Bluest Eye by Toni Mor­ri­son
40. What’s Hap­pen­ing to my Body? Book for Girls: A Grow­ing-Up Guide for Par­ents & Daugh­ters by Lyn­da Madaras (I think this is in our house.…)
41. To Kill a Mock­ing­bird by Harp­er Lee
42. Beloved by Toni Mor­ri­son
43. The Out­siders by S.E. Hin­ton
44. The Pig­man by Paul Zin­del
45. Bumps in the Night by Har­ry Allard
46. Dee­nie by Judy Blume
47. Flow­ers for Alger­non by Daniel Keyes (sounds familiar…I think we read it in school)
48. Annie on my Mind by Nan­cy Gar­den
49. The Boy Who Lost His Face by Louis Sachar
50. Cross Your Fin­gers, Spit in Your Hat by Alvin Schwartz
51. A Light in the Attic by Shel Sil­ver­stein (I can’t believe it was chal­lenged!)
52. Brave New World by Aldous Hux­ley
53. Sleep­ing Beau­ty Tril­o­gy by A.N. Roque­lau­re (Anne Rice) (Still own them!)
54. Ask­ing About Sex and Grow­ing Up by Joan­na Cole
55. Cujo by Stephen King
56. James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
57. The Anar­chist Cook­book by William Pow­ell
58. Boys and Sex by Wardell Pomeroy
59. Ordi­nary Peo­ple by Judith Guest
60. Amer­i­can Psy­cho by Bret Eas­t­on Ellis
61. What’s Hap­pen­ing to my Body? Book for Boys: A Grow­ing-Up Guide for Par­ents & Sons by Lyn­da Madaras
62. Are You There, God? It’s Me, Mar­garet by Judy Blume
63. Crazy Lady by Jane Con­ly
64. Ath­let­ic Shorts by Chris Crutch­er
65. Fade by Robert Cormi­er
66. Guess What? by Mem Fox
67. The House of Spir­its by Isabel Allende
68. The Face on the Milk Car­ton by Car­o­line Cooney
69. Slaugh­ter­house-Five by Kurt Von­negut
70. Lord of the Flies by William Gold­ing
71. Native Son by Richard Wright
72. Women on Top: How Real Life Has Changed Women’s Fan­tasies by Nan­cy Fri­day (Hehe…I wan­na read it!)
73. Curs­es, Hex­es and Spells by Daniel Cohen (I think my roo­mate had this)
74. Jack by A.M. Homes
75. Bless Me, Ulti­ma by Rudol­fo A. Anaya
76. Where Did I Come From? by Peter Mayle
77. Car­rie by Stephen King
78. Tiger Eyes by Judy Blume
79. On My Hon­or by Mar­i­on Dane Bauer
80. Ari­zona Kid by Ron Koertge
81. Fam­i­ly Secrets by Nor­ma Klein
82. Mom­my Laid An Egg by Babette Cole
83. The Dead Zone by Stephen King
84. The Adven­tures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
85. Song of Solomon by Toni Mor­ri­son
86. Always Run­ning by Luis Rodriguez
87. Pri­vate Parts by Howard Stern
88. Where’s Wal­do? by Mar­tin Han­ford (huh?)
89. Sum­mer of My Ger­man Sol­dier by Bette Greene
90. Lit­tle Black Sam­bo by Helen Ban­ner­man
91. Pil­lars of the Earth by Ken Fol­lett
92. Run­ning Loose by Chris Crutch­er
93. Sex Edu­ca­tion by Jen­ny Davis
94. The Drown­ing of Stephen Jones by Bette Greene
95. Girls and Sex by Wardell Pomeroy
96. How to Eat Fried Worms by Thomas Rock­well
97. View from the Cher­ry Tree by Wil­lo Davis Roberts
98. The Head­less Cupid by Zil­pha Keat­ley Sny­der
99. The Ter­ror­ist by Car­o­line Cooney
100. Jump Ship to Free­dom by James Lin­coln Col­lier and Christo­pher Collier

That’s 17 for me. Which ones have you read?

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