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Most Challenged and Banned Books in the US 2001-2020

Taken from the top 10 banned and challenged books for each year on the ALA Banned and Challenged Books website https://www.ala.org/advocacy/bbooks/frequentlychallengedbooks/top10
The list is in chronological order from books first entry in the top 10 for each year, many books are challenged in multiple years. Sometimes a whole series of books is challenged. Where an individual book is challenged and later the whole series is challenged I have put a series option in too.
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required scores: 1, 7, 11, 14, 19 

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Harry Potter (J. K. Rowling)
Harry Potter (J. K. Rowling)
2
Of Mice and Men (John Steinbeck)
Of Mice and Men (John Steinbeck)
3
The Chocolate War (Robert Cormier)
The Chocolate War (Robert Cormier)
4
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (Maya Angelou/USA)
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (Maya Angelou/USA)
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5
Summer of My German Soldier (Bette Greene)
Summer of My German Soldier (Bette Greene)
6
The Catcher in the Rye (J. D. Salinger)
The Catcher in the Rye (J. D. Salinger)
7
Alice (Phyllis Reynolds Naylor)
Alice (Phyllis Reynolds Naylor)
8
Go Ask Alice (Anonymous)
Go Ask Alice (Anonymous)
9
Fallen Angels (Walter Dean Myers)
Fallen Angels (Walter Dean Myers)
10
Blood and Chocolate (Annette Curtis Klause)
Blood and Chocolate (Annette Curtis Klause)
11
Taming the Star Runner (S.E. Hinton)
Taming the Star Runner (S.E. Hinton)
12
Captain Underpants (Dav Pilkey)
Captain Underpants (Dav Pilkey)
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13
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Mark Twain)
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Mark Twain)
14
Bridge to Terebithia (Katherine Paterson)
Bridge to Terebithia (Katherine Paterson)
15
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry (Mildred D.Taylor)
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry (Mildred D.Taylor)
16
Julie of the Wolves (Jean Craighead George)
Julie of the Wolves (Jean Craighead George)
17
Arming America (Michael A. Bellesiles)
Arming America (Michael A. Bellesiles)
18
It's Perfectly Normal (Robie Harris)
It's Perfectly Normal (Robie Harris)
19
We All Fall Down (Robert Cormier)
We All Fall Down (Robert Cormier)
20
King and King (Linda De Haan and Stern Nijland)
King and King (Linda De Haan and Stern Nijland)
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21
The Perks of Being a Wallflower (Stephen Chbosky)
The Perks of Being a Wallflower (Stephen Chbosky)
22
What My Mother Doesn't Know (Sonya Sones)
What My Mother Doesn't Know (Sonya Sones)
23
In the Night Kitchen (Maurice Sendak)
In the Night Kitchen (Maurice Sendak)
24
Forever (Judy Blume)
Forever (Judy Blume)
25
Whale Talk (Chris Crutcher)
Whale Talk (Chris Crutcher)
26
Detour for Emmy (Marilyn Reynolds)
Detour for Emmy (Marilyn Reynolds)
27
Crazy Lady! (Jane Leslie Conly)
Crazy Lady! (Jane Leslie Conly)
28
It's So Amazing (Robie Harris)
It's So Amazing (Robie Harris)
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29
And Tango Makes Three (Peter Parnell & Justin Richardson)
And Tango Makes Three (Peter Parnell & Justin Richardson)
30
Gossip Girl Series (Cecily Von Ziegesar)
Gossip Girl Series (Cecily Von Ziegesar)
31
The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things (Carolyn MacKler)
The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things (Carolyn MacKler)
32
The Bluest Eye (Toni Morrison)
The Bluest Eye (Toni Morrison)
33
Scary Stories Series (Alvin Schwartz)
Scary Stories Series (Alvin Schwartz)
34
Athletic Shorts:  Six Short Stories (Chris Crutcher)
Athletic Shorts: Six Short Stories (Chris Crutcher)
35
Beloved (Toni Morrison)
Beloved (Toni Morrison)
36
Olive's Ocean (Kevin Henkes)
Olive's Ocean (Kevin Henkes)
37
The Golden Compass (Phillip Pullman)
The Golden Compass (Phillip Pullman)
38
The Color Purple (Alice Walker)
The Color Purple (Alice Walker)
39
Ttyl (Lauren Myracle)
Ttyl (Lauren Myracle)
40
His Dark Materials (Philip Pullman)
His Dark Materials (Philip Pullman)
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