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CELEBRATE BANNED BOOK WEEK!: BANNED YOUNG ADULT FICTION

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FREQUENTLY CHALLENGED YA BOOKS

 

  • Adler, C.S. The Shell Lady’s Daughter
  • Alexie, Sherman. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
  • Alvarez, Julia. In the Time of the Butterflies
  • Anaya, Rudolfo A. Bless Me, Ultima
  • Anderson, Laurie Halse. Speak
  • Anderson, Laurie Halse. Twisted
  • Anderson, M.T. Feed
  • Angelou, Maya. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • Anonymous. Go Ask Alice
  • Asher, Jay. Thirteen Reasons Why
  • Atkins, Catherine. Alt Ed
  • Atkins, Catherine. When Jeff Comes Home
  • Atwood, Margaret. The Handmaid’s Tale
  • Barnes, Derrick. The Making of Dr. Truelove
  • Barron, T.A. The Great Tree of Avalon: Child of the Dark Prophecy
  • Baskin, Julia, Lindsey Newman, Sophie Pollitt-Cohen, and Courtney Toombs. The Notebook Girls: Four Friends, One Diary, Real Life
  • Bauer, Marion Dane. On My Honor
  • Bauer, Marion Dane, ed. Am I Blue? Coming Out from the Silence
  • Benioff, David. City of Thieves
  • Block, Francesca Lia. Baby Be-Bop
  • Block, Francesca Lia. Girl Goddess
  • Block, Francesca Lia. I Was a Teenage Fairy
  • Block, Francesca Lia. The Rose and the Beast: Fairy Tales Retold
  • Block, Francesca Lia. Witch Baby
  • Blume, Judy. Deenie
  • Blume, Judy. Forever
  • Blume, Judy. Here’s to You, Rachel Robinson
  • Blume, Judy. Tiger Eyes
  • Bode, Janet, and Stan Mack. Heartbreak and Roses: Real Life Stories of Troubled Love
  • Bower, Bert, and Jim Lobdell. History Alive! The Medieval World and Beyond
  • Boyle, T. Coraghessan. The Tortilla Curtain
  • Bradbury, Ray. Fahrenheit 451
  • Brashares, Ann. Forever in Blue, the Fourth Summer of the Sisterhood
  • Burgess, Melvin. Doing It
  • Card, Orson Scott. Ender’s Game
  • Cart, Michael. My Father’s Scar
  • Cast, P.C., and Kristin Cast. House of Night series
  • Chambers, Aidan. Dance on My Grave: A Life and Death in Four Parts
  • Chbosky, Stephen. The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • Choldenko, Gennifer. Al Capone Does My Shirts
  • Clerc, Charles, and Louis Leiter, comp. Seven Contemporary Short Novels
  • Cohen, Susan, and Daniel Cohen. When Someone You Know is Gay
  • Clinton, Cathryn. A Stone in My Hand
  • Colasanti, Susane. When It Happens
  • Cole, Brock. The Facts Speak for Themselves
  • Cole, Brock. The Goats
  • Colfer, Eoin. The Supernaturalist
  • Collins, Suzanne. The Hunger Games Trilogy
  • Conly, Jane. Crazy Lady
  • Cooney, Caroline. The Face on the Milk Carton
  • Cooney, Caroline. The Terrorist
  • Cormier, Robert. After the First Death
  • Cormier, Robert. Beyond the Chocolate War
  • Cormier, Robert. Fade
  • Cormier, Robert. Heroes
  • Cormier, Robert. I Am the Cheese
  • Cormier, Robert. Tenderness
  • Cormier, Robert. We All Fall Down
  • Coville, Bruce. Am I Blue?
  • Cox, Elizabeth. Night Talk
  • Crawford, Brent. Carter Finally Gets It
  • Cruse, Howard. Stuck Rubber Baby
  • Crutcher, Chris. Athletic Shorts
  • Crutcher, Chris. Chinese Handcuffs
  • Crutcher, Chris. Deadline
  • Crutcher, Chris. In the Time I Get
  • Crutcher, Chris. Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes
  • Crutcher, Chris. Whale Talk
  • Daldry, Jeremy. The Teenage Guy’s Survival Guide
  • Dandicat, Edwidge. Krik! Krak!
  • Danforth, Emily M. The Miseducation of Cameron Post
  • Davis, Deborah. My Brother Has AIDS
  • Davis, Jenny. Sex Education
  • Dawe, Ted. Into the River
  • Dawson, James. This Book is Gay
  • Dessen, Sarah. Just Listen
  • Deuker, Carl. On the Devil’s Court
  • Doctorow, Cory. Little Brother
  • Dorfman, Ariel. Death and the Maiden
  • Dorris, Michael. A Yellow Raft in Blue Water
  • Draper, Sharon M., and Adam Lowenbein. Romiette and Julio
  • Drill, Esther. Deal With It! A Whole New Approach to Your Body, Brain, and Life as a gURL
  • Duncan, Lois. Daughters of Eve
  • Duncan, Lois. Killing Mr. Griffin
  • Eleveld, Mark, ed. The Spoken Word Revolution: Slam, Hip Hop & the Poetry of a New Generation
  • Elish, Dan. Born Too Short: The Confessions of an Eighth-Grade Basket Case
  • Ellis, Elisabeth Gaynor, and Anthony Esler. World History
  • Ellison, Ralph. Invisible Man
  • Erlbach, Arlene. The Middle School Survival Guide
  • Ferris, Jean. Eight Seconds
  • Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Great Gatsby
  • Forman, Gayle. Just One Day
  • Franco, Betsy. You Hear Me? Poems and Writings by Teenage Boys
  • Frank, Anne. Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl
  • Frank, E.R. America: A Novel
  • Frank, E.R. Life is Funny
  • Freedom Writers. The Freedom Writers Diary: How a Teacher and 150 Teens Used Writing to Change Themselves and the World Around Them
  • Freymann-Weyr, Garret. My Heartbeat
  • Friend, Natasha. Lush
  • Gaiman, Neil. Neverwhere
  • Gaines, Ernest. The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman
  • Garden, Nancy. Annie on My Mind
  • Garden, Nancy. Good Moon Rising
  • Gardner, John. Grendel
  • Giles, Gail. Shattering Glass
  • Glenn, Mel. Who Killed Mr. Chippendale?
  • Going, K.L. Fat Kid Rules the World
  • Golding, William. Lord of the Flies
  • Gould, Steven. Jumper
  • Gray, Heather M., and Samantha Phillips. Real Girl/Real World: Tools for Finding Your True Self
  • Green, John. An Abundance of Katherines
  • Green, John. The Fault in Our Stars
  • Green, John. Looking for Alaska
  • Green, John. Paper Towns
  • Greene, Bette. The Drowning of Stephan Jones
  • Greene, Bette. Summer of My German Solidier​
  • Haddix, Margaret Peterson. Don’t You Dare Read This, Mrs. Dunphrey
  • Halpern, Julie. Get Well Soon
  • Hartinger, Brent. Geography Club
  • Hautzig, Deborah. Hey Dollface
  • Heller, Joseph. Catch-22
  • Hernandez, Gilbert. Palomar: The Heartbreak Soup Stories
  • Heron, Ann. Two Teenagers in Twenty
  • Hinton, S.E. The Outsiders
  • Hinton, S.E. Taming the Star Runner
  • Hinton, S.E. Tex
  • Hinton, S.E. That Was Then, This is Now
  • Holliday, Laurel. Children in the Holocaust and World War II: Their Secret Diaries
  • Holmes, Melisa, and Trish Hutchison. Hang-ups, Hook-ups, and Holding Out: Stuff You Need to Know about Your Body, Sex, and Dating
  • Hopkins, Ellen. Crank
  • Hopkins, Ellen. Identical
  • Horowitz, Anthony. Snakehead
  • Hosseini, Khaled. The Kite Runner
  • Howe, James. Totally Joe
  • Huegel, Kelly. GLBTQ: The Survival Guide for Queer and Questioning Teens
  • Hurston, Zora Neale. Their Eyes Were Watching God
  • Hurwin, Davida. Time for Dancing
  • Huxley, Aldous. Brave New World
  • Hwa, Kim Dong. The Color of Earth series
  • Jahn-Clough, Lisa. Me, Penelope
  • Johnson, Maureen. The Bermudez Triangle
  • Jukes, Mavis. The Guy Book: An Owner’s Manual

AND THE LIST CONTINUES

 

  • Kehret, Peg. Abduction!
  • Kenan, Randall. James Baldwin
  • Keyes, Daniel. Flowers for Algernon
  • King, Stephen. Carrie
  • King, Stephen. Christine
  • Klause, Annette Curtis. Blood and Chocolate
  • Klein, Norma. Beginners’ Love
  • Klein, Norma. Family Secrets
  • Klein, Norma. Just Friends
  • Kleinbaum, N.H. Dead Poet’s Society
  • Knowles, Jo (Johanna Beth). Lessons from a Dead Girl
  • Koertge, Ron. Arizona Kid
  • Koertge, Ron. The Brimstone Journals
  • Koerge, Ron. Where the Kissing Never Stopped
  • Korman, Gordon. Jake Reinvented
  • Kuklin, Susan. Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out
  • LaCour, Nina. Hold Still
  • Larson, Rodger. What I Know Now
  • Lebert, Benjamin. Crazy: A Novel
  • Lee, Harper. To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Lester, Julius. When Dad Killed Mom
  • Levenkron, Steven. The Best Little Girl in the World
  • Levithan, David. Two Boys Kissing
  • Lipsyte, Robert. One Fat Summer
  • Locker, Sari. Sari Says: The Real Dirt on Everything from Sex to School
  • Lockhart, E. The Boy Book: A Study of Habits and Behaviors, Plus Techniques for Taming Them
  • London, Jack. The Call of the Wild
  • Lopez, Tiffany Ana. Growing Up Chicana/o
  • Loux, Matthew. SideScrollers
  • Lyga, Barry. I Hunt Killers
  • Lynch, Chris. Extreme Elvin
  • Lynch, Chris. The Iceman
  • Mackler, Carolyn. The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big, Round Things
  • Mackler, Carolyn. Love and Other Four Letter Words
  • Mackler, Carolyn. Tangled
  • Mackler, Carolyn. Vegan Virgin Valentine
  • Martin, W.K. Marlene Dietrich
  • Martinac, Paula. k.d. lang
  • Mazer, Harry. The Last Mission
  • McBain, Ed. Alice in Jeopardy
  • McCormick, Patricia. Cut
  • McCullers, Carson. The Member of the Wedding
  • McKissack, Fredrick, Jr. Shooting Star
  • McNally, John, ed. When I Was a Loser: True Stories of (Barely) Surviving High School by Today’s Top Writers
  • Mead, Richelle. Vampire Academy series
  • Meyer, Michael, ed. Bedford Introduction to Literature
  • Meyer, Stephenie. Twilight series
  • Morrison, Toni. Beloved
  • Morrison, Toni. The Bluest Eye
  • Morrison, Toni. Song of Solomon
  • Mungo, Raymond. Liberace
  • Myers, Walter Dean. Fallen Angels
  • Myers, Walter Dean. Hoops
  • Myracle, Lauren. ttyl; ttfn; l8r g8r series
  • Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds. Alice series
  • Nix, Garth. Shade’s Children
  • Nixon, Joan Lowery. Whispers from the Dead
  • Nunokawa, Jeff. Oscar Wilde
  • O’Brien, Sharon. Willa Cather
  • O’Brien, Tim. The Things They Carried
  • Oates, Joyce Carol. Sexy
  • Ockler, Sarah. Twenty Boy Summer
  • Oh, Minya. Bling: Hip Hop’s Crown Jewels
  • Orwell, George. 1984
  • Parish, James Robert. Whoopi Goldberg: Her Journey from Poverty to Mega-Stardom
  • Park, Barbara. Mick Harte Was Here
  • Parks, Gordon. The Learning Tree
  • Paulsen, Gary. Harris and Me
  • Peck, Robert Newton. A Day No Pigs Would Die
  • Pelzer, Dave. A Child Called It
  • Picoult, Jodi. Nineteen Minutes
  • Pike, Christopher. Bury Me Deep
  • Pike, Christopher. Chain Letter 2
  • Pike, Christopher. Die Softly
  • Pike, Christopher. Last Act
  • Pike, Christopher. The Listeners
  • Pike, Christopher. The Lost Mind
  • Pike, Christopher. The Midnight Club
  • Pike, Christopher. Remember Me 3
  • Pike, Christopher. The Star Group
  • Pike, Christopher. Witch
  • Plum-Ucci, Carol. The Body of Christopher Creed
  • Pomeroy, Wardell. Boys and Sex
  • Pomeroy, Wardell. Girls and Sex
  • Rapp, Adam. The Buffalo Tree
  • Reiss, Johanna. The Upstairs Room
  • Rennison, Louise. Angus, Thongs, and Full Frontal Snogging
  • Rennison, Louise. Knocked Out By My Nunga-Nungas
  • Rennison, Louise. On the Bright Side, I’m Now the Girlfriend of a Sex God: Further Confessions of Georgia Nicolson
  • Reynolds, Marilyn. Detour for Emmy
  • Riley, Andy. The Book of Bunny Suicides: Little Fluffy Rabbits Who Just Don’t Want to Live Anymore
  • Rivera, Tomas. And the Earth Did Not Devour Him
  • Roquelaure, A.N. [Anne Rice]. Sleeping Beauty Trilogy
  • Rowell, Rainbow. Eleanor & Park
  • Salinger, J.D. The Catcher in the Rye
  • Sanchez, Alex. Rainbow Boys
  • Santiago, Esmeralda. When I Was Puerto Rican
  • Sapphire [Ramona Lofton]. Push
  • Satrapi, Marjane. Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood
  • Schouweiler, Thomas. The Devil: Opposing Viewpoints
  • Scott, Elizabeth. Living Dead Girl
  • Selzer, Adam. How to Get Suspended and Influence People
  • Shakespeare, William. Romeo and Juliet (No Fear Shakespeare)
  • Shusterman, Neal. Unwind
  • Sidhwa, Bapsi. Cracking India
  • Sittenfeld, Curtis. Prep: A Novel
  • Skloot, Rebecca. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • Smith, Lee. Fair and Tender Ladies
  • Smith, Patrick. A Land Remembered
  • Snyder, Jane McIntosh. Sappho
  • Sones, Sonya. One of Those Hideous Books Where the Moher Dies
  • Sones, Sonya. What My Mother Doesn’t Know
  • Sonnie, Amy, ed. Revolutionary Voices: A Multicultural Queer Youth Anthology
  • Speare, Elizabeth George. The Witch of Blackbird Pond
  • Spies, Karen Bornemann. Everything You Need to Know About Incest
  • St. Stephen’s Community House. The Little Black Book for Girlz: A Book on Healthy Sexuality
  • Steinbeck, John. The Grapes of Wrath
  • Steinbeck, John. Of Mice and Men
  • Stine, R.L. Double Date
  • Stokstad, Marilyn. Art History: Eighteenth to Twenty-First Century Art, Third Edition
  • Stone, Tanya Lee. A Bad Boy Can Be Good for a Girl
  • Srasser, Todd. Give a Boy a Gun
  • Summers, Courtney. Some Girls Are
  • Tarbox, Katherine. A Girl’s Life Online
  • Taylor, Mildred D. Mississippi Bridge
  • Touchette, Charleen. It Stops With Me: Memoir of a Canuck Girl
  • Trueman, Terry. Stuck in Neutral
  • Twain, Mark [Samuel L. Clemens]. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • Twain, Mark [Samuel L. Clemens]. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • von Ziegesar, Cecily. Gossip Girl series
  • Walker, Alice. The Color Purple
  • Walker, Kate. Peter
  • Watkins, Yoko. So Far From the Bamboo Grove
  • Wersba, Barbara. Whistle Me Home
  • Williams-Garcia, Rita. Like Sisters on the Homefront
  • Wittlinger, Ellen. Sandpiper
  • Wolfe, Daniel. T.E. Lawrence
  • Wolff, Tobias. This Boy’s Life: A Memoir
  • Wood, Maryrose. Sex Kittens and Horn Dawgs Fall in Love
  • Wright, Richard. Native Son
  • WritersCorps. Paint Me Like I Am: Teen Poems
  • Zindel, Paul. The Pigman
  • Zwerman, Gilda. Martina Navratilova