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Banned Books

Books are still challenged and banned everyday across the USA.  Visit ALA's website for more information.

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Find these #1 most banned and challenged books in the CSULB University Library:

Banned/Challenged High School Books

Lord of the Flies

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

The Handmaid's Tale

The Kite Runner

To Kill a Mockingbird

The Catcher in the Rye

Of Mice and Men

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Bless Me, Ultima

Brave New World

One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest

Fahrenheit 451

The Lovely Bones

The House of the Spirits

Flowers for Algernon

The Outsiders

Banned/Challenged YA Books

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian


Baby Be-Bop

On My Honor

The Hunger Games (Series)


Tiger Eyes

You Hear Me

Girl Goddess #9

Then Again, Maybe I Won't

The Face on the Milk Carton

The Chocolate War

Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes

Whale Talk

Fat Kid Rules the World

The Drowning of Stephan Jones

Olive's Ocean

The Outsiders

Jacob Have I Loved

His Dark Materials Series

Harry Potter (Series)

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

What My Mother Doesn't Know

The Boy Who Lost His Face

Looking for Alaska


Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging (Georgia Nicholson Series)

Athletic Shorts

Blood and Chocolate


Banned and Challenged Picture Books

The Stupids (Series) Cover

The Stupids (Series)

Bumps in the Night cover

Bumps in the Night

And Tango Makes Three

Where the Wild Things Are

Banned and Challenged Children's Fiction

Bridge to Terabithia

The Fighting Ground

The Devil's Storybook

The Indian in the Cupboard

The Adventures of Super Diaper Baby (Series)

A Wrinkle in Time

Banned and Challenged Children's Nonfiction

cover art

Gender Queer: a Memoir

Most challenged book 2021

Asking about Sex and Growing Up

It's So Amazing!

100 Questions and Answers about AIDS

How Babies Are Made

The Upstairs Room

Banned and Challenged Children's Poetry


You Hear Me

How to (Un)Cage a Girl

Where the Sidewalk Ends