Monday, September 29, 2008

Banned Book Week

I was reading Mrs. B.'s post about banned book week. I wanted to post this list yesterday, but my computer stopped working. I am embarrassed to say I have read so few! I may have read some of the others, but I cannot remember every book I've read in school. I do plan on going to find at least one of the ones I have not read before the week is over!

The following are some of the most banned books in the U.S. I urge everyone, in honor of banned book week, to post this list on your blog, and mark the ones you have read in bold! Then go out and read one of the other books on the list. Never take your freedom for granted.

I. Scary Stories (Series) by Alvin Schwartz
II. Daddy's Roommate by Michael Willhoite
III. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
IV. The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier
V. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
VI. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
VII. Harry Potter (Series) by J.K. Rowling
VIII. Forever by Judy Blume
IX. Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
X. Alice (Series) by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
XI. Heather Has Two Mommies by Leslea Newman
XII. My Brother Sam is Dead by James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier
XIII. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
XIV. The Giver by Lois Lowry
XV. It's Perfectly Normal by Robie Harris
XVI. Goosebumps (Series) by R.L. Stine
XVII. A Day No Pigs Would Die by Robert Newton Peck
XVIII. The Color Purple by Alice Walker
XIX. Sex by Madonna
XX. Earth's Children (Series) by Jean M. Auel
XXI. The Great Gilly Hopkins by Katherine Paterson
XXII. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
XXIII. Go Ask Alice by Anonymous
XXIV. Fallen Angels by Walter Dean Myers
XXV. In the Night Kitchen by Maurice Sendak
XXVI. The Stupids (Series) by Harry Allard
XXVII. The Witches by Roald Dahl
XXVIII. The New Joy of Gay Sex by Charles Silverstein
XXIX. Anastasia Krupnik (Series) by Lois Lowry
XXX. The Goats by Brock Cole
XXXI. Kaffir Boy by Mark Mathabane
XXXII. Blubber by Judy Blume
XXXIII. Killing Mr. Griffin by Lois Duncan
XXXIV. Halloween ABC by Eve Merriam
XXXV. We All Fall Down by Robert Cormier
XXXVI. Final Exit by Derek Humphry
XXXVII. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
XXXVIII. Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George
XXXIX. The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
XL. What's Happening to my Body? Book for Girls: A Growing-Up Guide for Parents & Daughters by Lynda Madaras
XLI. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
XLII. Beloved by Toni Morrison
XLIII. The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
XLIV. The Pigman by Paul Zindel
XLV. Bumps in the Night by Harry Allard
XLVI. Deenie by Judy Blume
XLVII. Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
XLVIII. Annie on my Mind by Nancy Garden
XLIX. The Boy Who Lost His Face by Louis Sachar
L. Cross Your Fingers, Spit in Your Hat by Alvin Schwartz
LI. A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein
LII. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
LIII. Sleeping Beauty Trilogy by A.N. Roquelaure (Anne Rice)
LIV. Asking About Sex and Growing Up by Joanna Cole
LV. Cujo by Stephen King
LVI. James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
LVII. The Anarchist Cookbook by William Powell
LVIII. Boys and Sex by Wardell Pomeroy
LIX. Ordinary People by Judith Guest
LX. American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis
LXI. What's Happening to my Body? Book for Boys: A Growing-Up Guide for Parents & Sons by Lynda Madaras
LXII. Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret by Judy Blume
LXIII. Crazy Lady by Jane Conly
LXIV. Athletic Shorts by Chris Crutcher
LXV. Fade by Robert Cormier
LXVI. Guess What? by Mem Fox
LXVII. The House of Spirits by Isabel Allende
LXVIII. The Face on the Milk Carton by Caroline Cooney
LXIX. Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
LXX. Lord of the Flies by William Golding
LXXI. Native Son by Richard Wright
LXXII. Women on Top: How Real Life Has Changed Women's Fantasies by Nancy Friday
LXXIII. Curses, Hexes and Spells by Daniel Cohen
LXXIV. Jack by A.M. Homes
LXXV. Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo A. Anaya
LXXVI. Where Did I Come From? by Peter Mayle
LXXVII. Carrie by Stephen King
LXXVIII. Tiger Eyes by Judy Blume
LXXIX. On My Honor by Marion Dane Bauer
LXXX. Arizona Kid by Ron Koertge
LXXXI. Family Secrets by Norma Klein
LXXXII. Mommy Laid An Egg by Babette Cole
LXXXIII. The Dead Zone by Stephen King
LXXXIV. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
LXXXV. Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
LXXXVI. Always Running by Luis Rodriguez
LXXXVII. Private Parts by Howard Stern
LXXXVIII. Where's Waldo? by Martin Hanford
LXXXIX. Summer of My German Soldier by Bette Greene
XC. Little Black Sambo by Helen Bannerman
XCI. Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
XCII. Running Loose by Chris Crutcher
XCIII. Sex Education by Jenny Davis
XCIV. The Drowning of Stephen Jones by Bette Greene
XCV. Girls and Sex by Wardell Pomeroy
XCVI. How to Eat Fried Worms by Thomas Rockwell
XCVII. View from the Cherry Tree by Willo Davis Roberts
XCVIII. The Headless Cupid by Zilpha Keatley Snyder
XCIX. The Terrorist by Caroline Cooney
C. Jump Ship to Freedom by James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier


  1. You really have to wonder why anyone would attempt to ban Where's Waldo, doncha?

  2. It's crazy to think that some people do think thy have this power, of controlling what you should read or BE!