Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesBooks & Authors · 1 decade ago

Can anyone provide me with a list of banned books?

I find that usually the books teens and other age groups are discouraged from reading are the best. My school doesn't have any banned books, but my friend goes to a catholic private school and the list is list ten pages long. It doesn't even have to be a school list. Any banned books please thanks.


Just novels.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle

    Annie on My Mind by Nancy Garden

As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner

Blubber by Judy Blume

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson 

    Canterbury Tales by Chaucer

Carrie by Stephen King

    Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

Christine by Stephen King

    Confessions by Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Cujo by Stephen King

Curses, Hexes, and Spells by Daniel Cohen

Daddy's Roommate by Michael Willhoite 

    Day No Pigs Would Die by Robert Peck 

    Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller

Decameron by Boccaccio

    East of Eden by John Steinbeck

    Fallen Angels by Walter Myers 

    Fanny Hill (Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure) by John Cleland 

    Flowers For Algernon by Daniel Keyes

    Forever by Judy Blume

Grendel by John Champlin Gardner 

    Halloween ABC by Eve Merriam

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Prizoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling

Have to Go by Robert Munsch

Heather Has Two Mommies by Leslea Newman

How to Eat Fried Worms by Thomas Rockwell

    Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou 

    Impressions edited by Jack Booth 

    In the Night Kitchen by Maurice Sendak 

    It's Okay if You Don't Love Me by Norma Klein

James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl 

    Lady Chatterley's Lover by D.H. Lawrence

Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman

    Little Red Riding Hood by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm 

    Lord of the Flies by William Golding

    Love is One of the Choices by Norma Klein

Lysistrata by Aristophanes

More Scary Stories in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz 

    My Brother Sam Is Dead by James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier

My House by Nikki Giovanni 

    My Friend Flicka by Mary O'Hara

    Night Chills by Dean Koontz 

    Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck 

    On My Honor by Marion Dane Bauer 

    One Day in The Life of Ivan Denisovich by Alexander Solzhenitsyn

One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey

One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez 

    Ordinary People by Judith Guest

    Our Bodies, Ourselves by Boston Women's Health Collective

Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy 
Revolting Rhymes by Roald Dahl 

    Scary Stories 3: More Tales to Chill Your Bones by Alvin Schwartz

    Scary Stories in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz 

    Separate Peace by John Knowles 

    Silas Marner by George Eliot

    Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

    Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs 

    The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain 

    The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain 

    The Bastard by John Jakes

The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger 

    The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier

The Color Purple by Alice Walker

The Devil's Alternative by Frederick Forsyth

    The Figure in the Shadows by John Bellairs

The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

The Great Gilly Hopkins by Katherine Paterson

The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood 

    The Headless Cupid by Zilpha Snyder 

    The Learning Tree by Gordon Parks

The Living Bible by William C. Bower

    The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare

    The New Teenage Body Book by Kathy McCoy and Charles Wibbelsman 

    The Pigman by Paul Zindel

The Seduction of Peter S. by Lawrence Sanders

    The Shining by Stephen King

    The Witches by Roald Dahl 

    The Witches of Worm by Zilpha Snyder

    Then Again, Maybe I Won't by Judy Blume

To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare

Webster's Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary by the Merriam-Webster Editorial Staff

    Witches, Pumpkins, and Grinning Ghosts: The Story of the Halloween Symbols by Edna Barth

  • 7 years ago

    I think it is AWESOME you are interested in banned books. They are really the connection we have to other humans. :) If you are interested, the American Library Association (ALA) has a website, where you can not only find a recent banned book list, but also banned book lists of past years, and books on the "Watch List." This week is Banned Book Week, and I hope you have a great time exploring books that matter :)

    Source(s): Book lover, TV hater, and aspiring elementary school librarian.
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    4 years ago

    Any books that the government isn't authorized. it must be in 1000. we could in basic terms say any books that printed decrease than South Vietnam government (previous government) possibly have been given banned.

  • 1 decade ago

    Here's a list.

    I really like Ulysses and Leaves of Grass, personally :)

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Pretty much any book worth reading has been banned somewhere.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    breaking dawn is not in most school libraries

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