I Blame the Dutch (mpoetess) wrote,
I Blame the Dutch

Challenged Books I Have Read

Because they haven't all been banned - the list is of books that somewhere, sometime, someone *asked* that they be banned. Not a list of books that were successfully removed, though some of them have been. I'm all about intellectual freedom, but I wanted to make sure we have our terms straight. (Though the ALA doesn't seem to, since the url is "top100bannedbooks" and you have to click on "challenges and censorship" to find out the diffrence) If anything, the difference is a *good* one -- books that have been challenged but *not* banned show that there are people and communities who don't put up with this crap.

From the 100 most frequently challenged books of 1990 - 2000.
Do I get a cookie if I've read more than 50?

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
Harry Potter (Series) by J.K. Rowling
Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
Goosebumps (Series) by R.L. Stine
The Color Purple by Alice Walker (well, parts of it)
The Great Gilly Hopkins by Katherine Paterson
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
In the Night Kitchen by Maurice Sendak
The New Joy of Gay Sex by Charles Silverstein
Anastasia Krupnik (Series) by Lois Lowry
Blubber by Judy Blume
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Beloved by Toni Morrison
The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
Deenie by Judy Blume
Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
Annie on my Mind by Nancy Garden
A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
Cujo by Stephen King
Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret by Judy Blume
The House of Spirits by Isabel Allende
The Face on the Milk Carton by Caroline Cooney
Lord of the Flies by William Golding
Native Son by Richard Wright
Carrie by Stephen King
The Dead Zone by Stephen King
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
Where’s Waldo? by Martin Hanford
Summer of My German Soldier by Bette Greene
Little Black Sambo by Helen Bannerman
How to Eat Fried Worms by Thomas Rockwell
The Headless Cupid by Zilpha Keatley Snyder

Hmm. 35. No cookie for me.

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