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To Kill a Mockingbird To Kill a Mockingbird (Paperback)
by (shelved 515 times as banned-books)
avg rating 4.28 — 4,708,073 ratings — published 1960
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The Catcher in the Rye The Catcher in the Rye (Paperback)
by (shelved 452 times as banned-books)
avg rating 3.81 — 2,836,941 ratings — published 1951
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1984 1984 (Kindle Edition)
by (shelved 379 times as banned-books)
avg rating 4.19 — 3,324,280 ratings — published 1949
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Fahrenheit 451 Fahrenheit 451 (Kindle Edition)
by (shelved 368 times as banned-books)
avg rating 3.99 — 1,765,449 ratings — published 1953
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Brave New World Brave New World (Paperback)
by (shelved 359 times as banned-books)
avg rating 3.99 — 1,497,260 ratings — published 1932
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Lord of the Flies Lord of the Flies (Paperback)
by (shelved 332 times as banned-books)
avg rating 3.69 — 2,345,564 ratings — published 1954
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Animal Farm Animal Farm (Mass Market Paperback)
by (shelved 330 times as banned-books)
avg rating 3.96 — 2,879,724 ratings — published 1945
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Of Mice and Men Of Mice and Men (Paperback)
by (shelved 304 times as banned-books)
avg rating 3.88 — 2,012,761 ratings — published 1937
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Slaughterhouse-Five Slaughterhouse-Five (Paperback)
by (shelved 297 times as banned-books)
avg rating 4.08 — 1,166,294 ratings — published 1969
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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Hardcover)
by (shelved 286 times as banned-books)
avg rating 4.48 — 7,423,990 ratings — published 1997
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The Color Purple The Color Purple (Paperback)
by (shelved 285 times as banned-books)
avg rating 4.23 — 541,644 ratings — published 1982
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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Paperback)
by (shelved 281 times as banned-books)
avg rating 3.82 — 1,171,789 ratings — published 1884
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The Handmaid's Tale (The Handmaid's Tale, #1) The Handmaid's Tale (The Handmaid's Tale, #1)
by (shelved 276 times as banned-books)
avg rating 4.12 — 1,540,984 ratings — published 1985
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The Perks of Being a Wallflower The Perks of Being a Wallflower (Paperback)
by (shelved 269 times as banned-books)
avg rating 4.20 — 1,303,317 ratings — published 1999
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The Great Gatsby The Great Gatsby (Paperback)
by (shelved 269 times as banned-books)
avg rating 3.93 — 3,941,368 ratings — published 1925
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Lolita Lolita (Paperback)
by (shelved 262 times as banned-books)
avg rating 3.89 — 684,043 ratings — published 1955
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The Giver The Giver (Paperback)
by (shelved 262 times as banned-books)
avg rating 4.13 — 1,868,807 ratings — published 1993
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Catch-22 Catch-22 (Paperback)
by (shelved 239 times as banned-books)
avg rating 3.98 — 741,880 ratings — published 1961
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Beloved Beloved (Paperback)
by (shelved 238 times as banned-books)
avg rating 3.88 — 339,113 ratings — published 1987
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The Grapes of Wrath The Grapes of Wrath (Hardcover)
by (shelved 237 times as banned-books)
avg rating 3.98 — 772,445 ratings — published 1939
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A Clockwork Orange A Clockwork Orange (Paperback)
by (shelved 199 times as banned-books)
avg rating 3.99 — 619,983 ratings — published 1962
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The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1) The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
by (shelved 197 times as banned-books)
avg rating 4.32 — 6,630,650 ratings — published 2008
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The Diary of a Young Girl The Diary of a Young Girl (Mass Market Paperback)
by (shelved 190 times as banned-books)
avg rating 4.16 — 2,884,690 ratings — published 1947
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Bridge to Terabithia Bridge to Terabithia (Kindle Edition)
by (shelved 189 times as banned-books)
avg rating 4.00 — 464,742 ratings — published 1977
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A Wrinkle in Time (Time Quintet, #1) A Wrinkle in Time (Time Quintet, #1)
by (shelved 187 times as banned-books)
avg rating 3.99 — 1,076,913 ratings — published 1962
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Lady Chatterley's Lover Lady Chatterley's Lover (Hardcover)
by (shelved 186 times as banned-books)
avg rating 3.51 — 105,350 ratings — published 1923
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Looking for Alaska Looking for Alaska (Paperback)
by (shelved 170 times as banned-books)
avg rating 4.01 — 1,165,800 ratings — published 2005
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Gone with the Wind Gone with the Wind (Mass Market Paperback)
by (shelved 164 times as banned-books)
avg rating 4.30 — 1,097,980 ratings — published 1936
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The Kite Runner The Kite Runner (Paperback)
by (shelved 164 times as banned-books)
avg rating 4.31 — 2,518,751 ratings — published 2003
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Go Ask Alice Go Ask Alice (Paperback)
by (shelved 159 times as banned-books)
avg rating 3.76 — 241,449 ratings — published 1971
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In Cold Blood In Cold Blood (Paperback)
by (shelved 153 times as banned-books)
avg rating 4.07 — 553,847 ratings — published 1965
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Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret (Hardcover)
by (shelved 151 times as banned-books)
avg rating 3.90 — 195,812 ratings — published 1970
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Speak Speak (Hardcover)
by (shelved 150 times as banned-books)
avg rating 4.02 — 496,021 ratings — published 1999
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The Chocolate War (Chocolate War, #1) The Chocolate War (Chocolate War, #1)
by (shelved 148 times as banned-books)
avg rating 3.49 — 42,743 ratings — published 1974
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The Outsiders The Outsiders (Mass Market Paperback)
by (shelved 147 times as banned-books)
avg rating 4.10 — 981,694 ratings — published 1967
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Ulysses Ulysses (Paperback)
by (shelved 146 times as banned-books)
avg rating 3.73 — 114,199 ratings — published 1922
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The Call of the Wild The Call of the Wild (Mass Market Paperback)
by (shelved 144 times as banned-books)
avg rating 3.88 — 355,277 ratings — published 1903
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Their Eyes Were Watching God Their Eyes Were Watching God (Paperback)
by (shelved 139 times as banned-books)
avg rating 3.95 — 276,504 ratings — published 1937
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Tropic of Cancer (Tropic, #2) Tropic of Cancer (Tropic, #2)
by (shelved 130 times as banned-books)
avg rating 3.67 — 66,844 ratings — published 1934
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The Satanic Verses The Satanic Verses (Paperback)
by (shelved 129 times as banned-books)
avg rating 3.70 — 58,104 ratings — published 1988
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James and the Giant Peach James and the Giant Peach (Hardcover)
by (shelved 125 times as banned-books)
avg rating 4.01 — 397,546 ratings — published 1961
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John F. Kennedy
“If this nation is to be wise as well as strong, if we are to achieve our destiny, then we need more new ideas for more wise men reading more good books in more public libraries. These libraries should be open to all—except the censor. We must know all the facts and hear all the alternatives and listen to all the criticisms. Let us welcome controversial books and controversial authors. For the Bill of Rights is the guardian of our security as well as our liberty.

[Response to questionnaire in Saturday Review, October 29 1960]
John F. Kennedy

Judy Blume
“Censors don’t want children exposed to ideas different from their own. If every individual with an agenda had his/her way, the shelves in the school library would be close to empty.”
Judy Blume

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