A Few Banned and Challenged Books That You May Not Know Were Banned and Challenged

With Banned Books Week coming up, this month (September 22-26), we thought we’d give you an eye-opening list of some of the titles that you may not know have been banned or challenged:

  • The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  • Twilight by Stephanie Meyer
  • Beloved by Toni Morrison
  • The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
  • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
  • The World According to Garp by John Irving
  • Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
  • Schindler’s List by Thomas Keneally
  • Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  • Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
  • The Giver by Lois Lowry
  • Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
  • Gossip Girl by Cecily von Ziegesar
  • Looking for Alaska by John Green
  • American Gods by Neil Gaiman
  • Dune by Frank Herbert
  • Brave New World by Alduous Huxley
  • Gravity’s Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon
  • The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
  • The Road by Cormac McCarthy
  • Necronomicon: The Best Weird Tales by H.P. Lovecraft
  • The Stand by Stephen King
  • Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
  • A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
  • A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’Engle
  • Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Patterson
  • James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
  • The Color Purple by Alice Walker
  • The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
  • The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
  • A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein
  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
  • The Holy Bible: King James Version
  • Flowers in the Attic by V.C. Andrews
  • Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak
  • American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
  • Christine by Stephen King
  • Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
  • Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James
  • The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  • A Child Called ‘It’ by Dave Pelzer
  • Coraline by Neil Gaiman
  • Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss
  • The Lorax by Dr. Seuss
  • Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne
  • Where’s Waldo? by Martin Handford
  • Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh
  • Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White
  • Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

Did any surprise you? Let us know in the comments below or on our facebook page or Twitter, where we are @dc3library. We’d love to hear from you.


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