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Banned Children's Books

Children and young adult books are often challenged because people want to protect children from “inappropriate” sexual content or “offensive” language. In fact, the top three reasons cited for challenging materials as reported to the Office of Intellectual Freedom are:
--the material was considered to be "sexually explicit"
--the material contained "offensive language"
--the materials was "unsuited to any age group"
Read over the list of challenged children's and young adult books. It's a large list (and by no means even close to including all restricted books). Have you read any of them? Click on the covers to track how many banned books you've read.
List culled from the American Library Association's Banned Books website.
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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian (Sherman Alexie)
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian (Sherman Alexie)
2
Bumps in the Night
Bumps in the Night
3
The Stupids
The Stupids
4
The House of the Spirits
The House of the Spirits
5
Speak
Speak
6
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
7
Go Ask Alice (Anonymous)
Go Ask Alice (Anonymous)
8
The Fighting Ground
The Fighting Ground
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9
Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret.
Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret.
10
Blubber
Blubber
11
Deenie
Deenie
12
Forever
Forever
13
Tiger Eyes
Tiger Eyes
14
Fahrenheit 451
Fahrenheit 451
15
The Wish Giver
The Wish Giver
16
My Mom's Having a Baby
My Mom's Having a Baby
17
Draw Me a Star
Draw Me a Star
18
My Brother Sam Is Dead
My Brother Sam Is Dead
19
The Hunger Games (Suzanne Collins)
The Hunger Games (Suzanne Collins)
20
Catching Fire (Suzanne Collins)
Catching Fire (Suzanne Collins)
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21
Mockingjay
Mockingjay
22
Crazy Lady!
Crazy Lady!
23
The Face on the Milk Carton
The Face on the Milk Carton
24
The Terrorists
The Terrorists
25
The Chocolate War (Robert Cormier)
The Chocolate War (Robert Cormier)
26
Fade
Fade
27
I Am the Cheese
I Am the Cheese
28
Athletic Shorts
Athletic Shorts
29
James and the Giant Peach
James and the Giant Peach
30
The Witches
The Witches
31
Daughters of Eve
Daughters of Eve
32
Killing Mr. Griffen
Killing Mr. Griffen
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33
Nickel and Dimed
Nickel and Dimed
34
American Indian Myths and Legends
American Indian Myths and Legends
35
Anne Frank:  the Diary of a Young Girl (Anne Frank)
Anne Frank: the Diary of a Young Girl (Anne Frank)
36
Lush
Lush
37
Julie of the Wolves
Julie of the Wolves
38
Summer of My German Soldier
Summer of My German Soldier
39
Don't You Dare Read This, Mrs. Dunphrey
Don't You Dare Read This, Mrs. Dunphrey
40
Where's Waldo?
Where's Waldo?
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