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Top Ten Most Frequently Challenged Books (Nationwide): 2001-2016

The ALA's Office for Intellectual Freedom reported 323 challenges in 2016:

  1. This One Summer — Mariko Tamaki and illustrated by Jillian Tamaki
    Reasons: LGBT characters, drug use and profanity, considered sexually explicit with mature themes
  2. Drama — Raina Telgemeier
    Reasons: LGBT characters, deemed sexually explicit, considered to have an offensive political viewpoint
  3. George — Alex Gino
    Reasons: includes a transgender child, and the “sexuality was not appropriate at elementary levels”
  4. I Am Jazz — Jessica Herthel, Jazz Jennings, Shelagh McNicholas
    Reasons: portrays a transgender child, language, sex education, and offensive viewpoints
  5. Two Boys Kissing — David Levithan
    Reasons: image of two boys kissing, considered to include sexually explicit LGBT content
  6. Looking for Alaska — John Green
    Reasons: sexually explicit scene that may lead a student to “sexual experimentation”
  7. Big Hard Sex Criminals — Matt Fraction and illustrated by Chip Zdarsky
    Reasons: sexually explicit
  8. Make Something Up: Stories You Can’t Unread — Chuck Palahniuk
    Reasons: profanity, sexual explicitness, and being “disgusting and all around offensive”
  9. Little Bill Series — Bill Cosby and and illustrated by Varnette P. Honeywood
    Reasons: criminal sexual allegations against the author
  10. Eleanor & Park — Rainbow Rowell
    Reasons: offensive language

The ALA's Office for Intellectual Freedom reported 275 challenges in 2015:

  1. Looking for Alaska — John Green
    Reasons: offensive language, sexually explicit, and unsuited for age group
  2. Fifty Shades of Grey — E. L. James
    Reasons: sexually explicit, unsuited to age group, and other ("poorly written," "concerns that a group of teenagers will want to try it")
  3. I Am Jazz —J essica Herthel, Jazz Jennings, Shelagh McNicholas
    Reasons: inaccurate, homosexuality, sex education, religious viewpoint, and unsuited for age group
  4. Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out — Susan Kuklin
    Reasons: anti-family, offensive language, homosexuality, sex education, political viewpoint, religious viewpoint, unsuited for age group, and other ("wants to remove from collection to ward off complaints")
  5. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time — Mark Haddon
    Reasons: offensive language, religious viewpoint, unsuited for age group, and other ("profanity and atheism")
  6. The Holy Bible
    Reasons: religious viewpoint
  7. Fun Home — Alison Bechdel
    Reasons: violence and other ("graphic images")
  8. Habibi — Craig Thompson
    Reasons: nudity, sexually explicit, and unsuited for age group
  9. Nasreen’s Secret School: A True Story from Afghanistan — Jeanette Winter
    Reasons: religious viewpoint, unsuited to age group, and violence
  10. Two Boys Kissing — David Levithan
    Reasons: homosexuality and other ("condones public displays of affection")

The ALA's Office for Intellectual Freedom reported 311 challenges in 2014:

  1. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian — Sherman Alexie
    Reasons: anti-family, cultural insensitivity, drugs/alcohol/smoking, gambling, offensive language, sex education, sexually explicit, unsuited for age group, violence. Additional reasons: "depictions of bullying"
  2. Persepolis — Marjane Satrapi
    Reasons: gambling, offensive language, political viewpoint. Additional reasons: "politically, racially, and socially offensive," "graphic depictions"
  3. And Tango Makes Three — Justin Richardson & Peter Parnell, illustrated by Henry Cole
    Reasons: anti-family, homosexuality, political viewpoint, religious viewpoint, unsuited for age group. Additional reasons: "promotes the homosexual agenda"
  4. The Bluest Eye — Toni Morrison
    Reasons: sexually explicit, unsuited for age group. Additional reasons: "contains controversial issues"
  5. It’s Perfectly Normal: A Book About Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex, and Sexual Health — Robie H. Harris, illustrated by Michael Emberley
    Reasons: nudity, sex education, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group. Additional reasons: "alleges it child pornography"
  6. Saga — Brian K. Vaughn, Fiona Staples
    Reasons: anti-Family, nudity, offensive language, sexually explicit, and unsuited for age group
  7. The Kite Runner — Khaled Hosseini
    Reasons: offensive language, unsuited to age group, violence
  8. The Perks of Being a Wallflower — Stephen Chbosky
    Reasons: drugs/alcohol/smoking, homosexuality, offensive language, sexually explicit, unsuited for age group. Additional reasons: "date rape and masturbation"
  9. A Stolen Life — Jaycee Dugard
    Reasons: drugs/alcohol/smoking, offensive language, sexually explicit, and unsuited for age group
  10. Drama — Raina Telgemeier
    Reasons: sexually explicit

The ALA's Office for Intellectual Freedom reported 307 challenges in 2013:

  1. Captain Underpants Series — Dav Pilkey
    Reasons: offensive language, unsuited for age group, violence
  2. The Bluest Eye — Toni Morrison
    Reasons: offensive language, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group, violence
  3. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian — Sherman Alexie
    Reasons: drugs/alcohol/smoking, offensive language, racism, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group
  4. Fifty Shades of Grey — E. L. James
    Reasons: nudity, offensive language, religious viewpoint, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group
  5. The Hunger Games — Suzanne Collins
    Reasons: religious viewpoint, unsuited to age group
  6. A Bad Boy Can Be Good for a Girl — Tanya Lee Stone
    Reasons: drugs/alcohol/smoking, nudity, offensive language, sexually explicit
  7. Looking for Alaska — John Green
    Reasons: drugs/alcohol/smoking, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group
  8. The Perks of Being a Wallflower — Stephen Chbosky
    Reasons: drugs/alcohol/smoking, homosexuality, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group
  9. Bless Me Ultima — Rudolfo Anaya
    Reasons: occult/Satanism, offensive language, religious viewpoint, sexually explicitli>
  10. Bone (Series) — Jeff Smith
    Reasons: political viewpoint, racism, violence

The ALA's Office for Intellectual Freedom reported 464 challenges in 2012:

  1. Captain Underpants Series — Dav Pilkey
    Reasons: offensive language, unsuited for age group
  2. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian — Sherman Alexie
    Reasons: offensive language, racism, sexually explicit, unsuited for age group
  3. Thirteen Reasons Why — Jay Asher
    Reasons: drugs/alcohol/smoking, sexually explicit, suicide, unsuited for age group
  4. Fifty Shades of Grey — E. L. James
    Reasons: offensive language, sexually explicit
  5. And Tango Makes Three — Justin Richardson & Peter Parnell, illustrated by Henry Cole
    Reasons: homosexuality, unsuited to age group
  6. The Kite Runner — Khaled Hosseini
    Reasons: homosexuality, offensive language, religious viewpoint, sexually explicit
  7. Looking for Alaska — John Green
    Reasons: offensive language, sexually explicit, unsuited for age group
  8. Scary Stories Series (Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, Scary Stories 3: More Tales to Chill Your Bones) — Alvin Schwartz
    Reasons: unsuited for age group, violence
  9. The Glass Castle — Jeanette Walls
    Reasons: offensive language, sexually explicit
  10. Beloved — Toni Morrison
    Reasons: sexually explicit, religious viewpoint, violence

The ALA's Office for Intellectual Freedom reported 326 challenges in 2011:

  1. ttyl Series (ttyl; ttfn; l8t, g8r) — Lauren Myracle
    Reasons: offensive language; religious viewpoint; sexually explicit; unsuited to age group
  2. The Color of Earth Series — Kim Dong Hwa
    Reasons: nudity; sex education; sexually explicit; unsuited to age group
  3. The Hunger Games Trilogy (The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, Mockingjay) — Suzanne Collins
    Reasons: anti-ethnic; anti-family; insensitivity; offensive language; occult/satanic; violence
  4. My Mom's Having A Baby! A Kid's Month-by-Month Guide to Pregnancy — Dori Hillestad Butler, illustrated by Carol Thompson
    Reasons: nudity; sex education; sexually explicit; unsuited to age group
  5. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian — Sherman Alexie
    Reasons: offensive language; racism; religious viewpoint; sexually explicit; unsuited to age group
  6. Alice Series — Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
    Reasons: nudity; offensive language; religious viewpoint
  7. Brave New World — Aldous Huxley
    Reasons: insensitivity; nudity; racism; religious viewpoint; sexually explicit
  8. What My Mother Doesn't Know — Sonya Sones
    Reasons: nudity; offensive language; sexually explicit
  9. Gossip Girl Series — Cecily Von Ziegesar
    Reasons: drugs; offensive language; sexually explicit
  10. To Kill a Mockingbird — Harper Lee
    Reasons: offensive language; racism

The ALA's Office for Intellectual Freedom reported 348 challenges in 2010:

  1. And Tango Makes Three — Justin Richardson & Peter Parnell, illustrated by Henry Cole
    Reasons: homosexuality, religious viewpoint, and unsuited to age group
  2. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian — Sherman Alexie, art by Ellen Forney
    Reasons: offensive language, racism, sex education, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group, and violence
  3. Brave New World — Aldous Huxley
    Reasons: insensitivity, offensive language, racism, and sexually explicit
  4. Crank — Ellen Hopkins
    Reasons: drugs, offensive language, and sexually explicit
  5. The Hunger Games — Suzanne Collins
    Reasons: sexually explicit, unsuited to age group, and violence
  6. Lush — Natasha Friend
    Reasons: drugs, offensive language, sexually explicit, and unsuited to age group
  7. What My Mother Doesn't Know — Sonya Sones
    Reasons: sexism, sexually explicit, and unsuited to age group
  8. Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America — Barbara Ehrenreich
    Reasons: drugs, inaccurate, offensive language, political viewpoint, and religious viewpoint
  9. Revolutionary Voices: A Multicultural Queer Youth Anthology — Amy Sonnie
    Reasons: homosexuality and sexually explicit
  10. Twilight — Stephenie Meyer
    Reasons: religious viewpoint and violence

The ALA's Office for Intellectual Freedom reported 460 challenges in 2009:

  1. ttyl Series (ttyl; ttfn; l8t, g8r) — Lauren Myracle
    Reasons: drugs, nudity, offensive language, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group
  2. And Tango Makes Three — Justin Richardson & Peter Parnell, illustrated by Henry Cole
    Reason: homosexuality
  3. The Perks of Being A Wallflower — Stephen Chbosky
    Reasons: anti-family, drugs, homosexuality, offensive language, religious viewpoint, sexually explicit, suicide, unsuited to age group
  4. To Kill a Mockingbird — Harper Lee
    Reasons: offensive language, racism, unsuited to age group
  5. Twilight Series (Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, Breaking Dawn) — Stephenie Meyer
    Reasons: religious viewpoint, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group
  6. The Catcher in the Rye — J.D. Salinger
    Reasons: offensive language, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group
  7. My Sister's Keeper — Jodi Picoult
    Reasons: homosexuality, offensive language, religious viewpoint, sexism, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group, violence
  8. The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big, Round Things — Carolyn Mackler
    Reasons: offensive language, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group
  9. The Color Purple — Alice Walker
    Reasons: offensive language, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group
  10. The Chocolate War — Robert Cormier
    Reasons: nudity, offensive language, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group

The ALA's Office for Intellectual Freedom reported 513 challenges in 2008:

  1. And Tango Makes Three — Justin Richardson & Peter Parnell, illustrated by Henry Cole
    Reasons: anti-ethnic, anti-family, homosexuality, religious viewpoint, and unsuited to age group
  2. His Dark Materials Trilogy (The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, The Amber Spyglass) — Philip Pullman
    Reasons: political viewpoint, religious viewpoint, and violence
  3. ttyl Series (ttyl; ttfn; l8t, g8r) — Lauren Myracle
    Reasons: offensive language, sexually explicit, and unsuited to age group
  4. Scary Stories Series (Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, Scary Stories 3: More Tales to Chill Your Bones) — Alvin Schwartz
    Reasons: occult/satanism, religious viewpoint, and violence
  5. Bless Me, Ultima — Rudolfo Anaya
    Reasons: occult/satanism, offensive language, religious viewpoint, sexually explicit, and violence
  6. The Perks of Being A Wallflower — Stephen Chbosky
    Reasons:  drugs, homosexuality, nudity, offensive language, sexually explicit, suicide, and unsuited to age group
  7. Gossip Girl Series — Cecily von Ziegesar
    Reasons: offensive language, sexually explicit, and unsuited to age group
  8. Uncle Bobby's Wedding — Sarah S. Brannen
    Reasons: homosexuality and unsuited to age group
  9. The Kite Runner — Khaled Hosseini
    Reasons: offensive language, sexually explicit, and unsuited to age group
  10. Flashcards of My Life — Charise Mericle Harper
    Reasons: sexually explicit and unsuited to age group

The ALA's Office for Intellectual Freedom reported 420 challenges in 2007:

  1. And Tango Makes Three — Justin Richardson & Peter Parnell, illustrated by Henry Cole
    Reasons: anti-ethnic, anti-family, homosexuality, religious viewpoint, sexism, and unsuited to age group
  2. The Chocolate War — Robert Cormier
    Reasons: offensive language, sexually explicit, violence
  3. Olive's Ocean — Kevin Henkes
    Reasons: offensive language, sexually explicit
  4. The Golden Compass — Philip Pullman
    Reason: religious viewpoint
  5. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn — Mark Twain
    Reason: racism
  6. The Color Purple — Alice Walker
    Reasons: homosexuality, offensive language, sexually explicit
  7. ttyl — Lauren Myracle
    Reasons: offensive language, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group
  8. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings — Maya Angelou
    Reason: sexually explicit
  9. It’s Perfectly Normal: A Book About Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex, and Sexual Health — Robie H. Harris, illustrated by Michael Emberley
    Reasons: sex education and sexually explicit
  10. The Perks of Being A Wallflower — Stephen Chbosky
    Reasons: homosexuality, offensive language, sexually explicit, and unsuited to age group

The ALA's Office for Intellectual Freedom reported 546 challenges in 2006:

  1. And Tango Makes Three — Justin Richardson & Peter Parnell, illustrated by Henry Cole
    Reasons: anti-family, homosexuality, and unsuited to age group
  2. Gossip Girl Series — Cecily von Ziegesar
    Reasons: homosexuality, sexually explicit, offensive language, and unsuited to age group
  3. Alice Series — Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
    Reasons: offensive language and sexually explicit
  4. The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big, Round Things — Carolyn Mackler
    Reasons: anti-family, offensive language, sexually explicit, and unsuited to age group
  5. The Bluest Eye — Toni Morrison
    Reasons: offensive language, sexually explicit, and unsuited to age group
  6. Scary Stories Series (Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, Scary Stories 3: More Tales to Chill Your Bones) — Alvin Schwartz
    Reasons: insensitivity, occult/Satanism, unsuited to age group, and violence
  7. Athletic Shorts: Six Short Stories — Chris Crutcher
    Reasons: homosexuality and offensive language
  8. The Perks of Being A Wallflower — Stephen Chbosky
    Reasons: homosexuality, sexually explicit, and unsuited to age group
  9. Beloved — Toni Morrison
    Reasons: offensive language, sexually explicit, and unsuited to age group
  10. The Chocolate War — Robert Cormier
    Reasons: offensive language, sexually explicit, and violence

The ALA's Office for Intellectual Freedom reported 405 challenges in 2005:

  1. It’s Perfectly Normal: A Book About Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex, and Sexual Health — Robie H. Harris, illustrated by Michael Emberley
    Reasons: abortion, homosexuality, nudity, religious viewpoint, sex education, unsuited to age group
  2. Forever... — Judy Blume
    Reasons: offensive language, sexual content
  3. The Catcher in the Rye — J.D. Salinger
    Reasons: sexual content, offensive language, unsuited to age group
  4. The Chocolate War — Robert Cormier
    Reasons: sexual content, offensive language
  5. Whale Talk — Chris Crutcher
    Reasons: racism, offensive language
  6. Detour for Emmy — Marilyn Reynolds
    Reason: sexual content
  7. What My Mother Doesn't Know — Sonya Sones
    Reasons: sexual content, being unsuited to age group
  8. Captain Underpants Series — Dav Pilkey
    Reasons: anti-family content, unsuited to age group, violence
  9. Crazy Lady! — Jane Leslie Conly
    Reason: offensive language
  10. It’s So Amazing! A Book about Eggs, Sperm, Birth, Babies, and Families — Robie H. Harris, illustrated by Michael Emberley
    Reasons:> sex education, sexual content

The ALA's Office for Intellectual Freedom reported 547 challenges in 2004:

  1. The Chocolate War — Robert Cormier
    Reasons: offensive language, religious viewpoint, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group, violence
  2. Fallen Angels — Walter Dean Myers
    Reasons: offensive language, racism, violence
  3. Arming America: The Origins of a National Gun Culture — Michael A. Bellesiles
    Reasons: inaccurate, political viewpoint
  4. Captain Underpants Series — Dav Pilkey
    Reasons: offensive language, sexually explicit
  5. The Perks of Being A Wallflower — Stephen Chbosky
    Reasons: homosexuality, offensive language, sexually explicit
  6. What My Mother Doesn't Know — Sonya Sones
    Reasons: offensive language, unsuited to age group, sexually explicit
  7. In the Night Kitchen — Maurice Sendak
    Reasons: nudity, offensive language, sexually explicit
  8. King & King — Linda de Haan and Stern Nijland
    Reason: homosexuality
  9. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings — Maya Angelou
    Reasons: homosexuality, offensive language, racism, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group
  10. Of Mice and Men — John Steinbeck
    Reasons: offensive language, racism, violence

The ALA's Office for Intellectual Freedom reported 458 challenges in 2003:

  1. Alice Series — Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
    Reasons: sexual content, offensive language, unsuited to age group
  2. Harry Potter Series — J.K. Rowling
    Reason: occult/Satanism
  3. Of Mice and Men — John Steinbeck
    Reason: offensive language
  4. Arming America: The Origins of a National Gun Culture — Michael A. Bellesiles
    Reason: inaccuracy
  5. Fallen Angels — Walter Dean Myers
    Reasons: drugs, offensive language, racism, sexual content, violence
  6. Go Ask Alice — Anonymous
    Reason: drugs
  7. It’s Perfectly Normal: A Book About Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex, and Sexual Health — Robie H. Harris, illustrated by Michael Emberley
    Reasons: homosexuality, nudity, sexual content, sex education
  8. We All Fall Down — Robert Cormier
    Reasons: offensive language, sexual content
  9. King & King — Linda de Haan and Stern Nijland
    Reason: homosexuality
  10. Bridge to Terabithia — Katherine Paterson
    Reasons: occult/Satanism, offensive language

The ALA's Office for Intellectual Freedom reported 515 challenges in 2002:

  1. Harry Potter Series — J.K. Rowling
    Reasons: occult/Satanism, violence
  2. Alice Series — Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
    Reasons: homosexuality, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group
  3. The Chocolate War — Robert Cormier
    Reasons: offensive language, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group
  4. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings — Maya Angelou
    Reasons: offensive language, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group, violence
  5. Taming the Star Runner — S.E. Hinton
    Reason: offensive language
  6. Captain Underpants Series — Dav Pilkey
    Reasons: offensive language, unsuited to age group
  7. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn — Mark Twain
    Reason: offensive language
  8. Bridge to Terabithia — Katherine Paterson
    Reasons: occult/Satanism, offensive language, violence
  9. Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry — Mildred D. Taylor
    Reason: offensive language
  10. Julie of the Wolves — Jean Craighead George
    Reasons: unsuited to age group, violence

The ALA's Office for Intellectual Freedom reported 448 challenges in 2001:

  1. Harry Potter Series — J.K. Rowling
    Reasons: anti-family, occult/Satanism, religious viewpoint, violence
  2. Of Mice and Men — John Steinbeck
    Reasons: offensive language, racism, unsuited to age group, violence
  3. The Chocolate War — Robert Cormier
    Reasons: offensive language, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group, violence
  4. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings — Maya Angelou
    Reasons: offensive language, sexually explicit
  5. Summer of My German Soldier — Gette Greene
    Reasons: offensive language, racism, sexually explicit
  6. The Catcher in the Rye — J.D. Salinger
    Reasons: offensive language, unsuited to age group
  7. Alice Series — Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
    Reasons: sexually explicit, unsuited to age group
  8. Go Ask Alice — Anonymous
    Reasons: drugs, offensive language, sexually explicit
  9. Fallen Angels — Walter Dean Myers
    Reason: offensive language
  10. Blood and Chocolate — Annette Curtis Klause
    Reasons: sexually explicit, unsuited to age group

Annual Reports on Challenges in Oregon: 2001-2017

The Oregon State Library's Intellectual Freedom Clearinghouse reported 20 challenges in its 2017 Annual Report (between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017):

  1. 2 Days in Paris [video] — Julie Deply
    Reasons: cultural (insensitivity)
  2. Anomalisa [video] — Charlie Kaufman
    Reasons: sexual (sexually explicit, unsuited to age), values (anti-family)
  3. Beautiful Thing [video] — Hettie MacDonald
    Reasons: sexual (homosexuality)
  4. Blind [video] — Eskil Vogt
    Reasons: sexual (nudity, sexually explicit)
  5. Blue is the Warmest Color [video] — Abdellatif Kechiche
    Reasons: sexual (homosexuality)
  6. Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls, The — Claire Legrand
    Reasons: values (violence)
  7. Curious George — H. A. Rey
    Reasons: values (racism), other (unsuited to age)
  8. Free Fall [video] — Stephan Lacant
    Reasons: sexual (homosexuality)
  9. George — Alex Gino
    Reasons: sexual (unsuited to age)
  10. Holding the Man [video] — Neil Armfield
    Reasons: sexual (homosexuality)
  11. Keep the Lights On [video] — Ira Sachs
    Reasons: sexual (homosexuality)
  12. Killer Joe [video] — William Friedkin
    Reasons: sexual (sexually explicit), values (violence)
  13. Leyenda de la Llorona, La [video - preview] — Alberto Rodriguez
    Reasons: sexual (homosexuality, nudity, sexually explicit, unsuited to age), values (violence), social issues (drugs, suicide), other (disturbing)
  14. Longtime Companion [video] — Norman Réne
    Reasons: sexual (homosexuality)
  15. Maxim [magazine] — Dennis Maxim Inc.
    Reasons: cultural (sexism)
  16. Mr. Brooks [video] — Bruce A. Evans
    Reasons: sexual (nudity, sexually explicit), values (violence)
  17. Pretty Little Liars: Ali's Pretty Little Lies — Sara Shepard
    Reasons: values (offensive language)
  18. Room of My Own, A [recording] — Donald David
    Reasons: other (objection to innuendo)
  19. Running with Scissors [recording] — Augusten Burroughs
    Reasons: sexual (sexually explicit, unsuited to age), values (anti-family, offensive language)
  20. Tipping the Velvet [video] — Geoffery Sax
    Reasons: sexual (homosexuality)

The Oregon State Library's Intellectual Freedom Clearinghouse reported 9 challenges in its 2016 Annual Report (between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016):

  1. Fifty Shades of Grey [video] — Sam Taylor-Johnson
    Reasons: sexual (sexually explicit), values (anti-family)
  2. Artichoke Tales — Megan Kelso
    Reasons: sexual (unsuited to age)
  3. The Brimstone Journals — Ronald Koetge
    Reasons: sexual (unsuited to age), values (violence)
  4. Chrononaut, Vol. 1 — Mark Millar
    Reasons: sexual (homosexuality), values (religious view)
  5. Crossed — David Laphman
    Reasons: sexual (sexually explicit), values (violence)
  6. Five, Six, Seven, Nate! [audio] — Tim Federle
    Reasons: sexual (unsuited to age)
  7. Little Bill — Bill Cosby
    Reasons: other (criminal charges against author)
  8. Make Something Up: Stories You Can’t Unread — Chuck Palahniuk
    Reasons: sexual (sexually explicit)
  9. Oregon Cannabis Guide [insert in The Mercury; Vol. 16, No. 20] — Marjorie Skinner
    Reasons: social issues (drugs)

The Oregon State Library's Intellectual Freedom Clearinghouse reported 14 challenges in its 2015 Annual Report (between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015):

  1. Adventure Time — Ryan North
    Reasons: sexual (unsuited to age group), values (offensive language)
  2. Adventure Time [video] — Cartoon Network
    Reasons: sexual (unsuited to age group), values (offensive language)
  3. The Croc Ate My Homework — Stephen Pastis
    Reasons: values (offensive language, violence)
  4. Dogtooth [video] — Yorgos Lanthimos
    Reasons: sexual (sexually explicit), values (violence), other (disturbing)
  5. Ebony [magazine] — Johnson Publisher
    Reasons: values (political)
  6. The Handmaid’s Tale — Margaret Atwood
    Reasons: cultural (sexism), sexual (sexually explicit, unsuited to age), values (offensive language, violence), social Issues (suicide)
  7. The Islamic Antichrist: The Shocking Truth About The Real Nature of the Beast [audio] — Joel Richardson
    Reasons: values (religious view)
  8. The Lost Tomb of Jesus [video] — James Cameron
    Reasons: values (religious view)
  9. MW — Osamu Tezuka
    Reasons: sexual (sexually explicit)
  10. Repentance [video] — Philippe Caland
    Reasons: values (violence)
  11. Send in the Idiots: Stories From the Other Side of Autism — Kamran Nazeer
    Reasons: values (offensive language)
  12. Testimony [audio] — Anita Shreve
    Reasons: sexual (sexually explicit), other (pornographic)
  13. The Wolf of Wall Street [video] — Martin Scorsese
    Reasons: sexual (nudity, sexually explicit), values (offensive language), social Issues (drugs)
  14. Yoga Journal [magazine] — California Yoga Teachers Association
    Reasons: values (religious view)

The Oregon State Library's Intellectual Freedom Clearinghouse reported 11 challenges in its 2014 Annual Report (between July 1, 2013 and June 30, 2014):

  1. A Day No Pigs Would Die — Robert Newton Peck
    Reasons: sexual (unsuited to age), values (offensive language, religious views, violence)
  2. Compliance [video] — Craig Zobel
    Reasons: sexual (sexually explicit)
  3. Cosmopolitan Magazine [magazine] — Cosmopolitan Magazine
    Reasons: sexual (sexually explicit)
  4. Full Service: My Adventures in Hollywood and the Secret Sex Lives of the Stars — Scotty Bowers and Lionel Friedberg
    Reasons: sexual (sexually explicit)
  5. Horowitz Horror: Stories You'll Wish You'd Never Read — Anthony Horowitz
    Reasons: sexual (nudity), other (knives)
  6. In Between the Sheets, and Other Stories — Ian McEwan
    Reasons: sexual (sexually explicit)
  7. Little Black Sambo — Helen Bannerman
    Reasons: cultural (racism)
  8. Paradise: Faith [video] — Ulrich Seidl
    Reasons: sexual (nudity, sexually explicit), values (offensive language, religious views)
  9. Ragged Dick — Horatio Alger, Jr.
    Reasons: values (anti-family), other (author's personal history)
  10. Saga, Volume I — Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples
    Reasons: sexual (sexually explicit)
  11. Wendy and Lucy [video] — Kelly Reichardt
    Reasons: values (anti-family, offensive language)

The Oregon State Library's Intellectual Freedom Clearinghouse reported 11 challenges in its 2013 Annual Report (between July 1, 2012 and June 30, 2013):

  1. Big Sixteen — Mary Calhoun
    Reasons: values (violence)
  2. Dangerous — Bill Hicks
    Reasons: sexual (sexually explicit)
  3. Fifty Shades of Grey — E. L. James
    Reasons: sexual (sexually explicit), values (religious views), other (pornography)
  4. The Furry Trap — Josh Simmons
    Reasons: sexual (sexually explicit), values (violence)
  5. Girls Life [magazine] — Girls Life
    Reasons: sexual (sex education, unsuited to age), social issues (drugs)
  6. Library Internet Policy
    Reasons: sexual (nudity, sexually explicit, unsuited to age), values (anti-family)
  7. Practice Makes Perfect Precalculus — William Clark & Sandra Luna McCune
    Reasons: other (incorrect answers and content)
  8. Shredderman: Secret Identity — Wendelin Van Draanen
    Reasons: values (offensive language)
  9. Sweet Movie [video] — Criterion Collection
    Reasons: sexual (sexually explicit)
  10. "The Tale of the Three Storytellers" in Junior Great Books, Series 5: Book Two — James Krüss, The Great Books Foundation
    Reasons: values (religious)
  11. Zack and Miri Make a Porno [video] — Genius Productions
    Reasons: sexual (sexually explicit)

The Oregon State Library's Intellectual Freedom Clearinghouse reported 28 challenges in its 2012 Annual Report (between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012):

  1. Charming Hotels & Resorts of Italy & Beyond — Julie Tither
    Reasons: other (concerned item is marketing material for one company rather than an objective trip planning guide)
  2. Daniel & Ana [movie] — Fortissimo Films
    Reasons: sexual (nudity, sexually explicit), values (violence)
  3. Dogtooth (Kynodontas) [movie] — Boo Productions
    Reasons: sexual (nudity, sexually explicit)
  4. Dreams of Significant Girls — Cristina Garcia
    Reasons: sexual (nudity, sexually explicit), social issues (drugs, suicide)
  5. Dumb Bunnies Go to the Zoo — Dav Pilkey
    Reasons: other (concerned reading this item may result in confusion and stupidity)
  6. Evermore — Alyson Noel
    Reasons: values (violence), other (dark and graphic content)
  7. Fantastic Mr. Fox [movie] — Twentieth Century Fox
    Reasons: other (concerned item may scare children and humor is not appropriate for every child and family)
  8. The Female Thing: Dirt, Sex, Envy, Vulnerability — Laura Kipnis
    Reasons: sexual (sexually explicit)
  9. Fox All Week — Edward Marshall
    Reasons: other (values and behaviors)
  10. The Good Girl [movie] — Fox Searchlight Pictures
    Reasons: sexual (nudity, sexually explicit), values (anti-family), social issues (suicide)
  11. A Grave History and Telling Walks in North Portland, St. Johns Review, Vol. 108, No. 21 — Jim Speirs
    Reasons: cultural (racism, offensive language)
  12. Growing Up Nigger Rich: A Novel — Gwendoline Y. Fortune
    Reasons: culture (racism), values (offensive language)
  13. Iktomi and the Berries: A Plains Indian Story — Paul Goble
    Reasons: cultural (anti-ethnic), values (violence)
  14. League of Extraordinary Gentlemen — Alan Moore & Kevin O'Neill
    Reasons: sexual (unsuited to age)
  15. The Mechanics of Homosexual Intercourse: Stories — Lonely Christopher
    Reasons: sexual (homosexuality, sexually explicit)
  16. Mother Number Zero — Marjolijn Hof
    Reasons: sexual (unsuited to age), values (offensive language)
  17. Nurse Jackie [television show] — Showtime Networks, Inc.
    Reasons: cultural (insensitivity), sexual (sexually explicit), values (offensive language), social issues (drugs)
  18. Oscar and the Very Hungry Dragon — Ute Krause
    Reasons: other (concerned promoted overeating and patterning behavior)
  19. Robopocalypse: A Novel — Daniel H. Wilson
    Reasons: values (offensive language)
  20. Rosario+Vampire — Akihisa Ikeda
    Reasons: sexual (nudity, sexually explicit, unsuited to age)
  21. Samantha on a Roll — Linda Ashman
    Reasons: other (concerned encourages misbehavior)
  22. The Secrets of Boys (and all other titles by this author) — Hailey Abbott
    Reasons: sexual (sexually explicit, unsuited to age), social issues (drugs)
  23. The Secret of Water: For the Children of the World — Masaru Emoto
    Reasons: other (concerned book is unscientific)
  24. Simple Times: Crafts for Poor People — Amy Sedaris
    Reasons: sexual (sex education, unsuited to age)
  25. Starfields — Carolyn Marsden
    Reasons: other (concerned may be too dark and disturbing)
  26. Zack and Miri Make a Porno [movie] — The Weinstein Company
    Reasons: sexual (sexually explicit, unsuited to age)
  27. Zombie books — multiple authors
    Reasons: values (violence); other (request all books about zombies be removed from library)
  28. Zoo [movie] — Peggy Case
    Reasons: sexual (sexually explicit)

The Oregon State Library's Intellectual Freedom Clearinghouse reported 17 challenges in its 2011 Annual Report (between July 1, 2010 and June 30, 2011):

  1. AX: Alternative Manga, Vol. 1 — Sean Michael Wilson & Mitsuhiro Asakawa
    Reasons: cultural (sexism), sexual (nudity, sexually explicit)
  2. Big Sexy — Daniel Barlow, Colin Tedford, & Anne Thalheimer
    Reasons: sexual
  3. Bruno [movie] — Sacha Baron Cohen, Larry Charles, Jay Roach, Dan Mazer, & Monica Levinson
    Reasons: sexual (unsuited to age)
  4. The Cat Who Killed Lilian Jackson: A Parody — Robert Kaplow
    Reasons: sexual (sexually explicit), values (anti-family, offensive language)
  5. The Dark Portal — Robin Jarvis
    Reasons: values (violence)
  6. Eden: It's an Endless World! [Vol. 6] — Hiroki Endo, Kumar Sivasubramanian, & Steve Dutro
    Reasons: sexual (sexually explicit, unsuited to age)
  7. The Enemy: A Book About Peace — Davide Cali & Serge Bloch
    Reasons: values (violence, unsuited to age)
  8. Happy: A Memoir — Alex Lemon
    Reasons: values (offensive language)
  9. Harris and Me: A Summer Remembered — Gary Paulsen
    Reasons: sexual (unsuited to age), values (offensive language, violence)
  10. Junjo Romantica — Shungiku Nakamura & Katherine Schilling
    Reasons: Sexual (homosexuality, sexually explicit, unsuited to age)
  11. The Kids Are All Right [movie] — Lisa Cholodenki, Gary Gilbert, & Stuart Blumber
    Reasons: sexual (homosexuality, nudity, sexually explicit)
  12. Queer Duck: The Movie [movie] — Mike Reiss, Xeth Feinberg, Tal Vigderson, & Mike Mendel
    Reasons: sexuality (homosexuality), values (anti-family)
  13. Sleeping Dogs Lie [movie] — Bobcat Goldthwait & Marty Pasetta
    Reasons: sexual (sexually explicit)
  14. Spetters [movie] — Paul Verhoeven & Gerard Soeteman
    Reasons: sexual (sexually explicit)
  15. Spinners — Donna Jo Napoli & Richard Tchen
    Reasons: sexual (sexually explicit, unsuited to age)
  16. Tell Me a Secret — Holly Cupala
    Reasons: sexual (unsuited to age)
  17. The Tortoise and the Hare Race Again — Dan Bernstein & Andrew Glass
    Reasons: values (offensive language)

The Oregon State Library's Intellectual Freedom Clearinghouse reported 24 challenges in its 2010 Annual Report (between July 1, 2009 and June 30, 2010):

  1. Armistead Maupin’s Further Tales of the City [video] — Armistead Maupin & James Lesesne
    Reasons: sexual (sexism, homosexuality, nudity), values (anti-family)
  2. Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan [movie] — Sacha Baron Cohen, Anthony Hines, Peter Baynham, & Dan Mazer
    Reasons: cultural (insensitivity)
  3. Breaking the Jewish Code — Perry F. Stone
    Reasons: cultural (insensitivity)
  4. Charlie Chan at Treasure Island [movie] — John Larkin
    Reasons: sexual (nudity)
  5. Closer [video] — Mike Nichols & Patrick Marber
    Reasons: sexual (nudity, sexually explicit), values (offensive language)
  6. Come Clean [audio] — The Dwarves
    Reasons: sexual (nudity)
  7. The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover [video] — Peter Greenaway
    Reasons: cultural (insensitivity), sexual (nudity, sexually explicit), values (antifamily, violence), social issues (occult, satanism)
  8. Dirty White Boys: A Novel — Stephen Hunter
    Reasons: sexual (sexually explicit), values (offensive language)
  9. The Hades Moon: Pluto in Aspect to the Moon — Judy Hall
    Reasons: sexual (sexually explicit), values (anti-family, violence)
  10. I Luv Halloween — Keith Giffen & Benjamin Roman
    Reasons: cultural (insensitivity), values (anti-family, violence)
  11. I”s. Vol. 8, Magic Charm — Masakazu Katsura
    Reasons: sexual (nudity)
  12. The Legend of Cryin’ Ryan [video] — Deanna Sharpiro
    Reasons: other (concerned content may be inappropriate for children's collection)
  13. Likewise: The High School Comic Chronicles of Ariel Schrag — Ariel Schrag
    Reasons: sexual (sexually explicit)
  14. Lush — Natasha Friend
    Reasons: values (offensive language)
  15. Michelangelo — Gabriella DiCagno, Simone Bone & L.R. Galante
    Reasons: sexual (nudity)
  16. The Mighty Avengers — Brian Michael Bendis
    Reasons: sexual (nudity)
  17. Mom and the Polka-dot Boo-boo: A Gentle Story Explaining Breast Cancer to a Young Child — Eileen and Maggie Sutherland
    Reasons: sexual (nudity)
  18. Penn & Teller: Bullshit! [The Complete Sixth Season]: The War on Porn [video] — Penn & Teller
    Reasons: sexual (nudity, sexually explicit), values (violence)
  19. Rampaging Fuckers of Everything on the Crazy Shitting Planet of the Vomit Atmosphere [video] — Mykle Hansen
    Reasons: values (offensive language, occult, satanism)
  20. Shortbus [video] — John Cameron Mitchell
    Reasons: sexual
  21. The Story of Stuff [video] — Annie Leonard
    Reasons: values (political view)
  22. That New Animal — Emily Jenkins
    Reasons: values (violence)
  23. Vincent van Gogh: Sunflowers and Swirly Stars — Joan Holub & Brad Bucks
    Reasons: other (concerned may be inappropriate for children)
  24. Wrap & Drape Fashion: History, Design & Drawing — Elisabetta Drudi
    Reasons: other (concerned content may be offensive)

The Oregon State Library's Intellectual Freedom Clearinghouse reported 18 challenges in its 2009 Annual Report (between July 1, 2008 and June 30, 2009):

  1. Alpha, Bravo, Charlie: The Military Alphabet — Chris L. Demarest
    Reasons: values (political viewpoint)
  2. Best Gay Bondage Erotica — Richard Labonté
    Reasons: sexual
  3. Dogville [video] — Lars von Trier
    Reasons: cultural (sexism), values (violence)
  4. Eden: It’s an Endless World! Volume 5 — Hiroki Endo
    Reasons: values
  5. Fat Hoochie Prom Queen — Nico Medina
    Reasons: values (offensive language)
  6. Fiz — Kiko da Silva
    Reasons: cultural insensitivity, values
  7. The Forgiveness Formula: How to Let Go of Your Pain and Move On With Your Life — Kathleen Griffin
    Reasons: sexual
  8. The Little Black Book for Girlz: A Book on Healthy Sexuality — St. Stephen’s Community House
    Reasons: sexual, unsuited to age group
  9. The Mammoth Book of Lesbian Erotica — Barbara Cardy
    Reasons: sexual (homosexuality, sexually explicit)
  10. Master Math: Basic Math and Pre-Algebra — Debra Ross
    Reasons: other (inaccurate factual information)
  11. The Official High Times Pot Smoker’s Handbook: Featuring 420 Things to Do When You’re Stoned — David Bienenstock
    Reasons: social issues (drugs)
  12. Piccadilly [video] — E. A. Dupont
    Reasons: other (concerned may be inappropriate for public library)
  13. Dans l’empire des sens (In the realm of the senses) [video] — Anatole Dauman
    Reasons: sexually explicit, values (violence)
  14. The Shipping News — Annie Proulx
    Reasons: sexual (homosexuality, unsuited to age group, values (anti-family, offensive language, religious viewpoint, violence)
  15. Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale — Holly Black
    Reasons: sexually explicit, social issues (drugs)
  16. Transamerica [video] — Duncan Tucker
    Reasons: sexual (homosexuality, nudity, unsuited to age group), values (offensive language)
  17. We, Too, Must Love — Ann Aldrich
    Reasons: sexual (nudity)
  18. Where’s Poppa? [video] — Carl Reiner
    Reasons: sexual (homosexuality, nudity), values (offensive language)

The Oregon State Library's Intellectual Freedom Clearinghouse reported 34 challenges in its 2008 Annual Report (between July 1, 2007 and June 30, 2008):

  1. The Alan Clarke Collection [video] — Alan Clarke
    Reasons: values [challenged by two separate patrons]
  2. Angels in America [video] — Tony Kushner
    Reasons: homosexuality, sexually explicit, offensive language, religious point of view
  3. Battle Royale — Koushan Takami
    Reasons: sexual, values
  4. Birds: Eyewitness Book — David Burnie
    Reasons: religious viewpoint
  5. Blood and Chocolate — Annette Curtis Klause
    Reasons: sexual, values
  6. Brother Juniper — Diane Gibfried
    Reasons: sexual, values
  7. The Catholic Girl’s Guide to Sex — Melinda Anderson and Kathleen Murray
    Reasons: anti-family, religious viewpoint
  8. Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, A Golden Book
    Reasons: religious viewpoint, occult/satanism
  9. Disney’s Pocahontas, A Golden Book
    Reasons: culturally inaccurate, religious viewpoint, occult/satanism
  10. Disney’s The Lion King
    Reasons: religious viewpoint, occult/satanism
  11. For the Love of Letters — Samar O’Shea
    Reasons: sexual
  12. The Golden Compass [video] — Philip Pullman
    Reasons: religious viewpoint
  13. Gossip Girls — Cecily Von Ziegesar
    Reasons: sexually explicit, unsuited to age group, anti-family, offensive language
  14. The Great New Wonderful [video] — Vivendi Entertainment
    Reasons: values
  15. Heather Has Two Mommies — Leslea Newman
    Reasons: homosexuality, unsuited to age group, offensive language, religious viewpoint
  16. The Hills Have Eyes [video]
    Reasons: sexually explicit, violence
  17. I am a Quetzalcoatlas [video] — Karen Wallace
    Reasons: values
  18. Jumping the Scratch — Sara Weeks
    Reasons: values
  19. Lady Grace Mysteries — Patricia Finney
    Reasons: unsuited to age group, offensive language
  20. The Life, History and Magic of the Cat
    Reasons: nudity, religious viewpoint, occult/satanism
  21. Live Nude Girls Unite [video] — Julia Query and Vicky Funari
    Reasons: sexual
  22. Lost Girls — Alan Moore
    Reasons: sexual
  23. The Middle School Survival Guide — Arlene Erlbach
    Reasons: sexual
  24. Mommy Laid an Egg — Babette Cole
    Reasons: sexual
  25. Not in Room 204 — Shannon Riggs
    Reasons: values
  26. Pinkerton, Behave! — Steven Kellogg
    Reasons: values
  27. Princess on the Brink — Meg Cabot
    Reasons: sexual
  28. Shortbus [video]
    Reasons: sexual
  29. Shutterbug Follies — Jason Little
    Reasons: homosexuality, nudity, offensive language
  30. Silent to the Bone — E. L. Konigsburg
    Reasons: sexually explicit, unsuited to age group
  31. Trinidad, Festivals of the World Series — Royston Ellis
    Reasons: religious viewpoint
  32. Vaccines: Separating Fact from Fiction [video]
    Reasons: out of date
  33. Walt Disney Presents the Little Mermaid, A Big Golden Book
    Reasons: religious viewpoint, occult/satanism

The Oregon State Library's Intellectual Freedom Clearinghouse reported 15 challenges in its 2007 Annual Report (between July 1, 2006 and June 30, 2007):

  1. Daddy’s Wedding [video] — Michael Willhoite
    Reasons: homosexuality
  2. Father Christmas [video] — Dave Unwin
    Reasons: alcohol, offensive language
  3. The Happy Hooker: My Own Story — Xaviera Hollander
    Reasons: sexually explicit
  4. King and King — Linda de Haan and Stern Nijland
    Reasons: homosexuality, anti-family, violence
  5. Las Aventuras de Tintin en el Pais del Oro Negro — Herge
    Reasons: culturally inaccurate, cultural insensitivity
  6. Lost Girls—Book 3 — Alan Moore
    Reasons: other (objected to illustrations)
  7. Mario [video] — Jean Beaudin
    Reasons: political view, suicide, religious view, insensitivity
  8. Max the Stubborn Little Wolf — Marie-Odile Judes
    Reasons: anti-family
  9. Götter der Pest (Gods of the Plague) [video] — Werner Fassbinder
    Reasons: sexually explicit
  10. On Becoming Preschool Wise: Optimizing Educational Outcomes that Preschoolers Need to Learn — Gary Ezzo and Robert Bucknam
    Reasons: other (concerned that following the theories of the author could lead to malnutrition of infants)
  11. Road to Redemption — John Shepherd and Robert Vernon
    Reasons: religious view
  12. The Veldt — Ray Bradbury
    Reasons: anti-family, offensive language
  13. Words of Silk — Sandra Brown
    Reasons: sexually explicit
  14. Wuthering Heights [video] — Emily Bronte
    Reasons: violence, sexually explicit
  15. When Santa was a Shaman: The Ancient Origins of Santa Claus and the Christmas Tree — Tony van Renterghem
    Reasons: sexually explicit

The Oregon State Library's Intellectual Freedom Clearinghouse reported 21 challenges in its 19th Annual Report (2006) (between July 1, 2005 and June 30, 2006):

  1. Burlesque and the New Bump-n-Grind — Michelle Baldwin
    Reasons: values, unsuited to age group
  2. By Brakhage: An Anthology [video]
    Reasons: violence
  3. Comix: The Underground Revolution — Dez Skinn
    Reasons: values, unsuited to age group
  4. Gaza Strip [video]
    Reasons: biased, Arab propaganda
  5. Guilty Pleasures — Laurell K. Hamilton
    Reasons: violence, sexual content, unsuited to age group
  6. King & King — Linda de Haan & Stern Nijland
    Reasons: homosexuality, anti-family [challenged by two separate patrons]
  7. Lone Wolves — Dan Abnett
    Reasons: values
  8. Lovable Lyle — Bernard Waber
    Reasons: other (may lead children to believe heroic deeds are the only way to overcome bullying)
  9. My Mom’s Having a Baby — Dori Hillestad Butler
    Reasons: values
  10. Bastard Out of Carolina [video]
    Reasons: sexual content, violence
  11. Revelations: The Art of Max Bertolini — Max Bertolini
    Reasons: violence (portrayal of women is encourages objectification of and violence against women)
  12. The Sanctuary — Sho Fumimura & Ryoichi Ikegami
    Reasons: violence, sexual content
  13. Schizophrenia: The Bearded Lady Disease — Michael Mahoney
    Reasons: other (inaccurate information and negative portrayal of mental illness)
  14. Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition
    Reasons: other (children may see topless women)
  15. Teach Me —R. A. Nelson
    Reasons: unsuited to age group
  16. Tipping the Velvet [video]
    Reasons: sexual content
  17. Touched by an Angel—In the Spirit of Liberty Moon [video]
    Reasons: violence, unsuited to age group
  18. Under and Alone: The True Story of the Undercover Agent Who Infiltrated America’s Most Violent Outlaw Motorcycle Gang — William Queen
    Reasons: offensive language, unsuited to age group
  19. Vagabond (series) — Takehiko Inoue
    Reasons: violence, unsuited to age group
  20. The Wheat Field — Steve Thayer
    Reasons: disturbing content

The Oregon State Library's Intellectual Freedom Clearinghouse reported 20 challenges in its Title Index to Challenges between July 1, 2004 and June 30, 2005:

  1. Black Misery — Langston Hughes
  2. Burning Down My Master's House — Jayson Blair
  3. The Cazalets — WGBH Education Foundation
  4. Cooking Up A Storm — Emma Holly
  5. Dancing in Red Shoes Will Kill You — Dorian Cirrone
  6. Footprints in the Ash — John D. Morris
  7. Hablando En Plata — Mauro Entrialgo
  8. Hellboy Junior
  9. It's Not Gay: Former Homosexual Tells a Tale Few Have Heard — American Family Association
  10. Key of Valor — Nora Roberts
  11. Left Behind Series — Tim LaHaye
  12. Maus & Maus II — Art Spiegelman
  13. My Son the Fanatic — Hanif Kureishi
  14. Out of Order — A. M. Jenkins
  15. Permission to Land by the Darkness and Winning Days — The Vines
  16. Seconds of Pleasure — Neil LaBute
  17. Strain: Pulp Graphic Novel, Vol 5 — Buronson
  18. Vibe Magazine
  19. The Waiting Dog — Carolyn Beck & Andrea Beck
  20. The Waterstone — Rebecca Rupp

The 18th Annual Report (2005) was not written or published due to a staff vacancy in 2005.

The Oregon State Library's Intellectual Freedom Clearinghouse reported 26 challenges in its 17th Annual Report (2004) (between July 1, 2003 and June 30, 2004):

  1. Adolf Graphic Novel Series — Osamu Tezuka
    Reasons: unsuited to age group
  2. Bat Thumb [video]
    Reasons: sexual content, unsuited to age group
  3. The Bluest Eye — Toni Morrison
    Reasons: sexual content, violence
  4. A Corner of the Universe — Ann M. Martin
    Reasons: mature content
  5. Dance Till Tomorrow — Naoki Tamamoto
    Reasons: sexual content
  6. Fantastic Stories — Terry Jones & Michael Forman
    Reasons: too disturbing for children
  7. I: The Creation of a Serial Killer — Jack Olsen
    Reasons: violence
  8. Imani All Mine — Connie Porter
    Reasons: pornographic content, offensive language
  9. It's Not Gay [video]
    Reasons: anti-gay material
  10. The Last Temptation of Christ [video]
    Reasons: religious views
  11. Molly's Family — Nancy Garden
    Reasons: homosexuality
  12. music with parental advisory labels
    Reasons: violence, sexuality, offensive language
  13. Nest: A Quarterly of Interiors [magazine]
    Reasons: bigotry
  14. The New York Review of Books [magazine]
    Reasons: sexuality
  15. Pink Flamingos [video]
    Reasons: sexual content [challenged by two separate patrons]
  16. Portland Mercury [newspaper]
    Reasons: sexual content
  17. Rats — Paul Zindel
    Reasons: graphic content
  18. Shiloh 2 [video]
    Reasons: inappropriate behavior
  19. Unshelved: Volume 1 — Bill Barnes and Gene Ambaum
    Reasons: other (concern expressed that book promoted prejudice against people with disabilities)
  20. Vibe Magazine
    Reasons: other (concern about connection between rap and pornography)
  21. The Waiting Dog — Carolyn and Andrea Beck
    Reasons: violence, unsuited to age group
  22. Walter and Henry [video]
    Reasons: offensive language
  23. Whale Talk — Chris Crutcher
    Reasons: offensive language
  24. Wizard's First Rule/Sword of Truth Series — Terry Goodkind
    Reasons: sexual content, violence, graphic material

The Oregon State Library's Intellectual Freedom Clearinghouse reported 25 challenges in its 16th Annual Report (2003) (between July 1, 2002 and June 30, 2003):

  1. Anime from Akira to Princess Mononoke — Susan J. Napier
    Reasons: inappropriate pictures
  2. Arming America: The Origins of a National Gun Culture — Michael Bellesiles
    Reasons: other (concern expressed this title has been discredited as a fraud and the library would be doing the public a disservice by leaving it on the shelf as a legitimate work of historical research)
  3. Bedlam Burning — Geoff Nicholson
    Reasons: sexual language, disrespect for people with mental illness
  4. Bosnia: Fractured Region — Eric Black
    Reasons: unsuitable for age group
  5. Buried Alive: The Startling Truth About Neanderthal Man — Jack Cuozzo
    Reasons: religious content
  6. For a Lost Soldier [video]
    Reasons: sexual content
  7. His Wicked Ways — Samantha James
    Reasons: sexual content
  8. How to Make Great Love to a Man — Phillip Hodson & Anne Hooper
    Reasons: sexual content
  9. I Spy Fun House: A Book of Picture Riddles — Walter Wick & Jean Marzollo
    Reasons: other (scary clowns portrayed in book)
  10. Jefferson's Children: The Story of One American Family — compiled by Shannon Lanier & Jane Feldman
    Reasons: other (difficult to locate in the children's section)
  11. Learn Gun Safety with Eddie Eagle [video]
    Reasons: other (concern expressed about introducing children to firearm use without adult supervision)
  12. The Long Hard Road Out of Hell — Marilyn Manson
    Reasons: sexual language
  13. The Long Night of Leo and Bree — Ellen Whittlinger
    Reasons: vulgar language
  14. Monster Goose — Judy Sierra
    Reasons: violent content
  15. Odile and Yvette at the Edge of the World [video]
    Reasons: violence
  16. Oh, How Silly! — William Cole & Tomi Ungerer
    Reasons: other (concern expressed about cover portraying a man with a gun to his head)
  17. Peter and the Wolf — Loriot
    Reasons: other (doesn't adhere to original Russian story)
  18. Pinkerton, Behave! — Steven Kellogg
    Reasons: other (scary illustrations)
  19. The Rebuilding of Bosnia — James P. Reger
    Reasons: other (subject matter is disturbing to children)
  20. Ride — Stephen Gammell
    Reasons: violence
  21. Song of the Lioness Series — Tamora Pierce
    Reasons: unsuited to age group
  22. The Sopranos: First Season [television show]
    Reasons: offensive language, violence
  23. Spin — [magazine]
    Reasons: sexual content
  24. Sweet Movie [video]
    Reasons: sexual content
  25. XY Magazine [YA magazine]
    Reasons: sexual content

The Oregon State Library's Intellectual Freedom Clearinghouse reported 21 challenges in its 15th Annual Report (2002) (between July 1, 2001 and June 30, 2002):

  1. Between the Sheets — The Editors of Penthouse Magazine
    Reasons: graphic sexual language
  2. Bombay Talkie [video]
    Reasons: other (concern expressed that categorization of video as "comedy" inaccurate)
  3. Bombers of World War II — David Donald
    Reasons: other (concern expressed over omission of B-17 Flying Fortress)
  4. Echo — Francesca Lia Block
    Reasons: sexual language, unsuitable for age group
  5. A Far Distant Place — Danielle Thomas
    Reasons: other (concern expressed about bias against "North Slope pipeline")
  6. Homework — Sunesta Peres de Costa
    Reasons: other (concern expressed about the disparity between cover and content)
  7. Killing Mr. Griffin — Lois Duncan
    Reasons: inappropriate language and plot
  8. The Laughing Corpse — Laurell K. Hamilton
    Reasons: sexual content, violence
  9. Low Rider [magazine]
    Reasons: unsuitable for age group
  10. Magic Eye — N.E. Thing Enterprises
    Reasons: other (concern expressed about an illustration of a nude woman)
  11. A Moment in Time — Judith Gould
    Reasons: sexual content, other (poor writing)
  12. Muy Interesante [magazine]
    Reasons: other (inappropriate nudity)
  13. The Pocket Book of Sex and Chocolate — Richard Craze
    Reasons: sexual content
  14. Porn 101: Eroticism, Pornography and the First Amendment — James Elias
    Reasons: sexual content (illustrations)
  15. Pornstar — Ian Gittler
    Reasons: sexual content (illustrations)
  16. The Schernoff Discoveries — Gary Paulsen
    Reasons: unsuited to age group
  17. Sewing for the Less Than Perfect Figure [video]
    Reasons: other (concern that video might "reinforce negative self image...and promote false message of perfect body type")
  18. Tamar — Ann Chamberlain
    Reasons: other (concern expressed that book was not appropriately classified as "Inspirational Fiction")
  19. Teen People [magazine]
    Reasons: vulgarity, sexual content
  20. Women and the Koran — Anwar Hekmat
    Reasons: other (concern expressed that book misinforms about and attacks Islam)
  21. Z is for Zombie — Merrily Kutner
    Reasons: unsuited to age group

The Oregon State Library's Intellectual Freedom Clearinghouse reported 47 challenges in its 14th Annual Report (2001) (between July 1, 2000 and June 30, 2001):

  1. Bingo Bingo
    Reasons: violence
  2. The Blair Witch Project [video]
    Reasons: offensive language
  3. Book of Shadows — Phyllis Curott
    Reasons: other (concern expressed about lack of merit and that material contains rituals and spells accessible to children)
  4. Cherry Poppin' Daddies [cd]
    Reasons: other (concern expressed about name of musical group with several compact discs available at the library)
  5. Clay Boy — Mirra Ginsburg
    Reasons: violence
  6. Cold Feet — Cynthia DeFelice
    Reasons: other (concern that book is disturbing for young children) [challenged by two separate patrons]
  7. David [video]
    Reasons: violence
  8. Dr. Ruth Talks to Kids — Dr. Ruth Westheimer
    Reasons: sexual content
  9. Dogs to the Rescue [video]
    Reasons: other (concern about "dark and scary content")
  10. Dream Boy
    Reasons: homosexual content, drinking, and graphic language
  11. Family Man
    Reasons: sexual content
  12. Frank, Volume Two — Jim Woodring
    Reasons: other (concern expressed about showing body cutting and bleeding not related to the storyline)
  13. The Golden Compass — Philip Pullman
    Reasons: demon possession and satanic practices
  14. Gustav: Paranormal Investigator — Malcolm Bourne and Ken Meyer
    Reasons: other (concern expressed about disturbing illustrations)
  15. Hair in Funny Places — Babette Cole
    Reasons: unsuitable for age group
  16. Henry of Atlantic City — Fredrick Reuss
    Reasons: anti-family, anti-religion
  17. I Saw Esau — edited by Iona and Peter Opie
    Reasons: other (concern expressed that illustrations are disgusting, inappropriate, and/or unnecessary)
  18. In the Realm of the Senses [video]
    Reasons: pornographic content
  19. Janey's Girl — Gayle Friesen
    Reasons: unsuitable for age group
  20. Johns [video]
    Reasons: homosexual content
  21. Kids [video]
    Reasons: sexual content, drug use
  22. Lessons in Evil, Lessons from the Light — Gail Carr Feldman
    Reasons: other (concern expressed about book that entices child sadists and murderers)
  23. Life Doesn't Frighten Me — Maya Angelou
    Reasons: unsuitable for age group
  24. Little Miss Muffet and Other Nursery Rhymes — Lucy Cousins
    Reasons: unsuitable for age group
  25. The Lottery — Shirley Jackson
    Reasons: unsuitable to age group
  26. Love and Rockets X — Gilbert Hernandez
    Reasons: other (concern expressed about language and suggestiveness in material)
  27. Love! Valour! Compassion! [video]
    Reasons: homosexual content
  28. Luba Conquers the World — Gilbert Hernandez
    Reasons: violence
  29. Michael Moorcock's Stormbringer — P. Craig Russell
    Reasons: unsuitable for age group
  30. Mommy Laid an Egg — Babette Cole
    Reasons: unsuitable for age group
  31. Name Games — Michael Craft
    Reasons: homosexual content
  32. Prophet — Frank E. Peretti
    Reasons: anti-gay, anti-abortion material
  33. Rip City Magazine
    Reasons: other (concern expressed about beer ads)
  34. Ripping Time — Robert Asprin
    Reasons: unsuitable to age group
  35. Satellite Down — Rob Thomas
    Reasons: language, sexual content, unsuitable to age group
  36. A Separate Reality, The Second Ring of Power, The Fire Within and others — Carlos Castaneda
    Reasons: other (request to reconsider previous Reconsideration Request of 3/19/99 and reclassify these titles out of religion)
  37. Silver [video]
    Reasons: language
  38. The Story of Little Black Sambo — Helen Bannerman
    Reasons: other (concern expressed about depiction of black people)
  39. Summer of Sam [video]
    Reasons: sexual content
  40. There Ain't No Bugs On Me — Jerry Garcia and David Grisman
    Reasons: language
  41. Thomas' Snowsuit — Robert Munsch
    Reasons: other (concern expressed that material is contrary to District's behavior policies)
  42. Swamp Thing [video]
    Reasons: sexual content and nudity
  43. The Tulip Touch
    Reasons: violence
  44. The Whole Lesbian Sex Book — Felice Newman
    Reasons: sexual content
  45. Wicca 2000 — Patricia Telesco
    Reasons: other (concern expressed that material containing rituals and spells was checked out by juvenile who was extremely influenced by it)
  46. The Wild Bunch [video]
    Reasons: violence

Challenges by Reason, Initiator & Institution for 1990-99 and 2000-09

Most Frequently Challenged Authors (Nationwide) | 2001-2012

2012 most frequently banned authors

Dav Pilkey
Sherman Alexie
Jay Asher
E.L. James
Ellen Hopkins
Jimmy Santiago Baca
Patricia Polacco
John Green
Luis Alberto Urrea
Alvin Schwartz
Dagoberto Glib

2011 most frequently banned authors

Lauren Myracle
Kim Dong Hwa
Chris Crutcher
Carolyn Mackler
Robert Greene
Sonya Sones
Dori Hillestad Butler
Sherman Alexie
Suzanne Collins
Aldous Huxley
Harper Lee
Eric Jerome Dickey
Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Dav Pilkey
Cecily von Ziegesar

2010 most frequently banned authors

Ellen Hopkins
Peter Parnell and Justin Richardson
Sonya Sones
Judy Blume
Ann Brashares
Suzanne Collins
Aldous Huxley
Sherman Alexie
Laurie Halse Anderson
Natasha Friend

2009 most frequently banned authors

Lauren Myracle
Alex Sanchez
P.C. Cast
Robert Cormier
Peter Parnell and Justin Richardson
Stephen Chbosky
Chris Crutcher
Ellen Hopkins
Richelle Mead
John Steinbeck

2008 most frequently banned authors

Peter Parnell and Justin Richardson
Philip Pullman
Lauren Myracle
Jim Pipe
Alvin Schwartz
Chris Crutcher
Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Rudolfo Anaya
Stephen Chbosky
Cecily von Ziegesar

2007 most frequently banned authors

Robert Cormier
Peter Parnell and Justin Richardson
Mark Twain
Toni Morrison
Philip Pullman
Kevin Henkes
Lois Lowry
Chris Crutcher
Lauren Myracle
Joann Sfar

2006 most frequently banned authors

Chris Crutcher
Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell
Toni Morrison
Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Cecily von Ziegesar
Carolyn Mackler
Alvin Schwartz
Stephen Chbosky
Alex Sanchez
Judy Blume

2005 most frequently banned authors

Judy Blume
Robert Cormier
Chris Crutcher
Robie Harris
Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Toni Morrison
J. D. Salinger
Lois Lowry
Marilyn Reynolds
Sonya Sones

2004 most frequently banned authors

Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Robert Cormier
Judy Blume
Toni Morrison
Chris Lynch
Barbara Park
Gary Paulsen
Dav Pilkey
Maurice Sendak
Sonya Sones

2003 most frequently banned authors

Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
J. K. Rowling
Robert Cormier
Judy Blume
Katherine Paterson
John Steinbeck
Walter Dean Myers
Robie Harris
Stephen King
Louise Rennison

2002 most frequently banned authors

J.K. Rowling
Judy Blume
Robert Cormier
Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Stephen King
Lois Duncan
S.E. Hinton
Alvin Schwartz
Maya Angelou
Roald Dahl
Toni Morrison

2001 most frequently banned authors

J. K. Rowling
Robert Cormier
John Steinbeck
Judy Blume
Maya Angelou
Robie Harris
Gary Paulsen
Walter Dean Myers
Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Bette Greene

These authors wrote the most frequently challenged books from 2001-2012. The ALA specifies "that the most frequently challenged authors may not appear in the list of most frequently challenged books. For example, if every one of Judy Blume’s books was challenged–but only once–not one of her books would make the top 10 list, but she herself would make the most challenged author list" (ALA, Most Frequently Challenged Authors of the 21st Century).

More Lists of Frequently Challenged Books

These are the 100 most frequently challenged books from 2000 to 2009, as reported to the ALA's Office for Intellectual Freedom (ALA, Top 100 Banned/Challenged Books: 2000-2009).

  1. Harry Potter (series), by J.K. Rowling
  2. Alice series, by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
  3. The Chocolate War, by Robert Cormier
  4. And Tango Makes Three, by Justin Richardson/Peter Parnell
  5. Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck
  6. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, by Maya Angelou
  7. Scary Stories (series), by Alvin Schwartz
  8. His Dark Materials (series), by Philip Pullman
  9. ttyl; ttfn; l8r g8r (series), by Lauren Myracle
  10. The Perks of Being a Wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky
  11. Fallen Angels, by Walter Dean Myers
  12. It’s Perfectly Normal, by Robie Harris
  13. Captain Underpants (series), by Dav Pilkey
  14. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain
  15. The Bluest Eye, by Toni Morrison
  16. Forever, by Judy Blume
  17. The Color Purple, by Alice Walker
  18. Go Ask Alice, by Anonymous
  19. Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger
  20. King and King, by Linda de Haan
  21. To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee
  22. Gossip Girl (series), by Cecily von Ziegesar
  23. The Giver, by Lois Lowry
  24. In the Night Kitchen, by Maurice Sendak
  25. Killing Mr. Griffen, by Lois Duncan
  26. Beloved, by Toni Morrison
  27. My Brother Sam Is Dead, by James Lincoln Collier
  28. Bridge To Terabithia, by Katherine Paterson
  29. The Face on the Milk Carton, by Caroline B. Cooney
  30. We All Fall Down, by Robert Cormier
  31. What My Mother Doesn’t Know, by Sonya Sones
  32. Bless Me, Ultima, by Rudolfo Anaya
  33. Snow Falling on Cedars, by David Guterson
  34. The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big, Round Things, by Carolyn Mackler
  35. Angus, Thongs, and Full Frontal Snogging, by Louise Rennison
  36. Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley
  37. It’s So Amazing, by Robie Harris
  38. Arming America, by Michael Bellasiles
  39. Kaffir Boy, by Mark Mathabane
  40. Life is Funny, by E.R. Frank
  41. Whale Talk, by Chris Crutcher
  42. The Fighting Ground, by Avi
  43. Blubber, by Judy Blume
  44. Athletic Shorts, by Chris Crutcher
  45. Crazy Lady, by Jane Leslie Conly
  46. Slaughterhouse-Five, by Kurt Vonnegut
  47. The Adventures of Super Diaper Baby, by George Beard
  48. Rainbow Boys, by Alex Sanchez
  49. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, by Ken Kesey
  50. The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini
  51. Daughters of Eve, by Lois Duncan
  52. The Great Gilly Hopkins, by Katherine Paterson
  53. You Hear Me?, by Betsy Franco
  54. The Facts Speak for Themselves, by Brock Cole
  55. Summer of My German Soldier, by Bette Green
  56. When Dad Killed Mom, by Julius Lester
  57. Blood and Chocolate, by Annette Curtis Klause
  58. Fat Kid Rules the World, by K.L. Going
  59. Olive’s Ocean, by Kevin Henkes
  60. Speak, by Laurie Halse Anderson
  61. Draw Me A Star, by Eric Carle
  62. The Stupids (series), by Harry Allard
  63. The Terrorist, by Caroline B. Cooney
  64. Mick Harte Was Here, by Barbara Park
  65. The Things They Carried, by Tim O’Brien
  66. Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, by Mildred Taylor
  67. A Time to Kill, by John Grisham
  68. Always Running, by Luis Rodriguez
  69. Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury
  70. Harris and Me, by Gary Paulsen
  71. Junie B. Jones (series), by Barbara Park
  72. Song of Solomon, by Toni Morrison
  73. What’s Happening to My Body Book, by Lynda Madaras
  74. The Lovely Bones, by Alice Sebold
  75. Anastasia (series), by Lois Lowry
  76. A Prayer for Owen Meany, by John Irving
  77. Crazy: A Novel, by Benjamin Lebert
  78. The Joy of Gay Sex, by Dr. Charles Silverstein
  79. The Upstairs Room, by Johanna Reiss
  80. A Day No Pigs Would Die, by Robert Newton Peck
  81. Black Boy, by Richard Wright
  82. Deal With It!, by Esther Drill
  83. Detour for Emmy, by Marilyn Reynolds
  84. So Far From the Bamboo Grove, by Yoko Watkins
  85. Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes, by Chris Crutcher
  86. Cut, by Patricia McCormick
  87. Tiger Eyes, by Judy Blume
  88. The Handmaid’s Tale, by Margaret Atwood
  89. Friday Night Lights, by H.G. Bissenger
  90. A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeline L’Engle
  91. Julie of the Wolves, by Jean Craighead George
  92. The Boy Who Lost His Face, by Louis Sachar
  93. Bumps in the Night, by Harry Allard
  94. Goosebumps (series), by R.L. Stine
  95. Shade’s Children, by Garth Nix
  96. Grendel, by John Gardner
  97. The House of the Spirits, by Isabel Allende
  98. I Saw Esau, by Iona Opte
  99. Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret, by Judy Blume
  100. America: A Novel, by E.R. Frank

These are the 100 most frequently challenged books from 1990 to 1999, as reported to the ALA's Office for Intellectual Freedom (ALA, 100 most frequently challenged books: 1990–1999).

  1. Scary Stories (series), by Alvin Schwartz
  2. Daddy’s Roommate, by Michael Willhoite
  3. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, by Maya Angelou
  4. The Chocolate War, by Robert Cormier
  5. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain
  6. Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck
  7. Forever, by Judy Blume
  8. Bridge to Terabithia, by Katherine Paterson
  9. Heather Has Two Mommies, by Leslea Newman
  10. The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger
  11. The Giver, by Lois Lowry
  12. My Brother Sam is Dead, by James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier
  13. It’s Perfectly Normal, by Robie Harris
  14. Alice (series), by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
  15. Goosebumps (series), by R.L. Stine
  16. A Day No Pigs Would Die, by Robert Newton Peck
  17. The Color Purple, by Alice Walker
  18. Sex, by Madonna
  19. Earth’s Children (series), by Jean M. Auel
  20. The Great Gilly Hopkins, by Katherine Paterson
  21. In the Night Kitchen, by Maurice Sendak
  22. The Witches, by Roald Dahl
  23. A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeleine L’Engle
  24. The New Joy of Gay Sex, by Charles Silverstein
  25. Go Ask Alice, by Anonymous
  26. The Goats, by Brock Cole
  27. The Stupids (series), by Harry Allard
  28. Anastasia Krupnik (series), by Lois Lowry
  29. Final Exit, by Derek Humphry
  30. Blubber, by Judy Blume
  31. Halloween ABC, by Eve Merriam
  32. Julie of the Wolves, by Jean Craighead George
  33. Kaffir Boy, by Mark Mathabane
  34. The Bluest Eye, by Toni Morrison
  35. What’s Happening to my Body? Book for Girls: A Growing-Up Guide for Parents & Daughters, by Lynda Madaras
  36. Fallen Angels, by Walter Dean Myers
  37. The Handmaid’s Tale, by Margaret Atwood
  38. The Outsiders, by S.E. Hinton
  39. The Pigman, by Paul Zindel
  40. To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee
  41. We All Fall Down, by Robert Cormier
  42. Deenie, by Judy Blume
  43. Flowers for Algernon, by Daniel Keyes
  44. Annie on My Mind, by Nancy Garden
  45. Beloved, by Toni Morrison
  46. The Boy Who Lost His Face, by Louis Sachar
  47. Cross Your Fingers, Spit in Your Hat, by Alvin Schwartz
  48. Harry Potter (series), by J.K. Rowling
  49. Cujo, by Stephen King
  50. James and the Giant Peach, by Roald Dahl
  51. A Light in the Attic, by Shel Silverstein
  52. Ordinary People, by Judith Guest
  53. American Psycho, by Bret Easton Ellis
  54. Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley
  55. Sleeping Beauty Trilogy, by A.N. Roquelaure (Anne Rice)
  56. Bumps in the Night, by Harry Allard
  57. Asking About Sex and Growing Up, by Joanna Cole
  58. What’s Happening to my Body? Book for Boys: A Growing-Up Guide for Parents & Sons, by Lynda Madaras
  59. The Anarchist Cookbook, by William Powell
  60. Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret, by Judy Blume
  61. Boys and Sex, by Wardell Pomeroy
  62. Crazy Lady, by Jane Conly
  63. Athletic Shorts, by Chris Crutcher
  64. Killing Mr. Griffin, by Lois Duncan
  65. Fade, by Robert Cormier
  66. Guess What?, by Mem Fox
  67. Slaughterhouse-Five, by Kurt Vonnegut
  68. Lord of the Flies, by William Golding
  69. Native Son, by Richard Wright
  70. Women on Top: How Real Life Has Changed Women’s Fantasies, by Nancy Friday
  71. Curses, Hexes and Spells, by Daniel Cohen
  72. On My Honor, by Marion Dane Bauer
  73. The House of Spirits, by Isabel Allende
  74. Jack, by A.M. Homes
  75. Arizona Kid, by Ron Koertge
  76. Family Secrets, by Norma Klein
  77. Mommy Laid an Egg, by Babette Cole
  78. Bless Me, Ultima, by Rudolfo A. Anaya
  79. Where Did I Come From?, by Peter Mayle
  80. The Face on the Milk Carton, by Caroline Cooney
  81. Carrie, by Stephen King
  82. The Dead Zone, by Stephen King
  83. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, by Mark Twain
  84. Song of Solomon, by Toni Morrison
  85. Always Running, by Luis Rodriguez
  86. Private Parts, by Howard Stern
  87. Where’s Waldo?, by Martin Hanford
  88. Summer of My German Soldier, by Bette Greene
  89. Tiger Eyes, by Judy Blume
  90. Little Black Sambo, by Helen Bannerman
  91. Pillars of the Earth, by Ken Follett
  92. Running Loose, by Chris Crutcher
  93. Sex Education, by Jenny Davis
  94. Jumper, by Steven Gould
  95. Christine, by Stephen King
  96. The Drowning of Stephen Jones, by Bette Greene
  97. That Was Then, This is Now, by S.E. Hinton
  98. Girls and Sex, by Wardell Pomeroy
  99. The Wish Giver, by Bill Brittain
  100. Jump Ship to Freedom, by James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier

This is a list of classic books that were reported to the ALA's Office for Intellectual Freedom as being either banned or challenged (ALA, Banned and Challenged Classics)

1984, by George Orwell
All the King's Men, by Robert Penn Warren
An American Tragedy, by Theodore Dreiser
Animal Farm, by George Orwell
As I Lay Dying, by William Faulkner
The Awakening, by Kate Chopin
Beloved, by Toni Morrison
Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley
Brideshead Revisited, by Evelyn Waugh
The Call of the Wild, by Jack London
Catch-22, by Joseph Heller
The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger
Cat's Cradle, by Kurt Vonnegut
A Clockwork Orange, by Anthony Burgess
The Color Purple, by Alice Walker
A Farewell to Arms, by Ernest Hemingway
For Whom the Bell Tolls, by Ernest Hemingway
Go Tell it on the Mountain, by James Baldwin
Gone with the Wind, by Margaret Mitchell
The Grapes of Wrath, by John Steinbeck
The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald
In Cold Blood, by Truman Capote
Invisible Man, by Ralph Ellison
The Jungle, by Upton Sinclair
Lady Chatterley's Lover, by D.H. Lawrence
Lolita,by Vladmir Nabokov
The Lord of the Flies, by William Golding
The Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien
The Naked and the Dead, by Norman Mailer
Naked Lunch, by William S. Burroughs
Native Son, by Richard Wright
Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, by Ken Kesey
Rabbit, Run, by John Updike
The Satanic Verses, by Salman Rushdie
A Separate Peace, by John Knowles
Slaughterhouse-Five, by Kurt Vonnegut
Song of Solomon, by Toni Morrison
Sons and Lovers, by D.H. Lawrence
Sophie's Choice, by William Styron
The Sun Also Rises, by Ernest Hemingway
Their Eyes Were Watching God, by Zora Neale Hurston
To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee
Tropic of Cancer, by Henry Miller
Ulysses, by James Joyce
Women in Love, by D.H. Lawrence

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