Challenged Books

Books may challenged at a local, community level. As a result, books can be removed from schools or libraries, although these bans do not extend outside of that area. Similarly, religions may issue lists of banned books – a historical example being the Roman Catholic Church's Index Librorum Prohibitorum – which do not always carry legal force.

Also see Banned Books.

Popular Challenged Books Books

The Perks of Being a Wallflower
And Tango Makes Three
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
To Kill a Mockingbird
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)
Speak
Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret
Forever . . .
Fahrenheit 451
1984
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. TolkienAnimal Farm by George Orwell1984 by George OrwellThe Great Gatsby by F. Scott FitzgeraldTo Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Banned & Challenged Classics
100 books — 14 voters

The Glass Castle by Jeannette WallsThirteen Reasons Why by Jay AsherLooking for Alaska by John GreenThe Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman AlexieThe Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
2012 ALA Top Ten Challenged Books
10 books — 5 voters
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper LeeHarry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. RowlingHarry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. RowlingHarry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. RowlingHarry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling
The Most Frequently Challenged Books
243 books — 126 voters

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen ChboskyThe Bluest Eye by Toni MorrisonThe Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman AlexieAnd Tango Makes Three by Justin RichardsonThe Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
ALA's Most Challenged Books of 2014
10 books — 5 voters
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. RowlingThe Hunger Games by Suzanne CollinsTo Kill a Mockingbird by Harper LeeThe Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen ChboskyThe Giver by Lois Lowry
Banned & Challenged YA Novels
65 books — 150 voters


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