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Celebrate Banned Books!

In 1982 American Library Association's Office for Intellectual Freedom launched Banned Books Week in response to an increase of books being challenged in schools, libraries and bookstores. This annual event brings together libraries, authors, readers, pub

Banned Classic

Classic Literature that has been frequently banned or challenged since 1990:

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, by Maya Angelou

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain

Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck

The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger

The Color Purple, by Alice Walker

The Bluest Eye, by Toni Morrison

The Handmaid’s Tale, by Margaret Atwood

To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee

Beloved, by Toni Morrison

Slaughterhouse-Five, by Kurt Vonnegut

Lord of the Flies, by William Golding

Native Son, by Richard Wright

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, by Mark Twain

View the top 100 banned books between 1990 - 1999 and 2000 to 2009