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Banned Books: Celebrating the Freedom to Read  

Last Updated: Aug 15, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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What are Banned Books?

Challenged: a book's contents have been charged as inappropriate

Banned: access to a book has been restricted; readers can no longer access that book at their local school or library

Censorship: the "suppression of ideas and information that certain persons...find objectionable or dangerous" - The First Aid Amendment Kit

Use the Resources tab to learn more about banned and challenged books.


Top 10 Banned/Challenged Books of 2013

    1. Captain Underpants (series) by Dav Pilkey
    2. The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
    3. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
    4. Fifty Shades of Grey by E. L. James
    5. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
    6. A Bad Boy Can Be Good for A Girl by Tanya Lee Stone
    7. Looking for Alaska by John Green
    8. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
    9. Bless Me Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya
    10. Bone (series) by Jeff Smith

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                      Click here for a list of the Top 100 Banned/Challenged Books from 2000-2009.


                      Challenges by Year and Reason

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