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[http://www.ala.org/bbooks/frequentlychallengedbooks ALA's list of Frequently Challenged Books]
 
[http://www.ala.org/bbooks/frequentlychallengedbooks ALA's list of Frequently Challenged Books]
  
*The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?absolutely+true+diary+alexie '''The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian'''] by Sherman Alexie
 
:Reasons: anti-family, cultural insensitivity, drugs/alcohol/smoking, gambling, offensive language, sex education, sexually explicit, unsuited for age group, violence. Additional reasons: “depictions of bullying”
 
:Reasons: anti-family, cultural insensitivity, drugs/alcohol/smoking, gambling, offensive language, sex education, sexually explicit, unsuited for age group, violence. Additional reasons: “depictions of bullying”
*Persepolis, by Marjane Satrapi
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?persepolis+satrapi '''Persepolis'''] by Marjane Satrapi
 
:Reasons: gambling, offensive language, political viewpoint. Additional reasons: “politically, racially, and socially offensive,” “graphic depictions”
 
:Reasons: gambling, offensive language, political viewpoint. Additional reasons: “politically, racially, and socially offensive,” “graphic depictions”
*And Tango Makes Three, Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?tango+makes+three+richardson '''And Tango Makes Three'''], Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell
 
:Reasons: Anti-family, homosexuality, political viewpoint, religious viewpoint, unsuited for age group. :Additional reasons: “promotes the homosexual agenda”
 
:Reasons: Anti-family, homosexuality, political viewpoint, religious viewpoint, unsuited for age group. :Additional reasons: “promotes the homosexual agenda”
*The Bluest Eye, by Toni Morrison
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?bluest+eye+morrison '''The Bluest Eye'''] by Toni Morrison
 
:Reasons: Sexually explicit, unsuited for age group. Additional reasons: “contains controversial issues”
 
:Reasons: Sexually explicit, unsuited for age group. Additional reasons: “contains controversial issues”
*It’s Perfectly Normal, by Robie Harris
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?it's+perfectly+normal+robie+harris '''It’s Perfectly Normal''']  by Robie Harris
 
:Reasons: Nudity, sex education, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group. Additional reasons: “alleges it  
 
:Reasons: Nudity, sex education, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group. Additional reasons: “alleges it  
*Saga, by Brian Vaughan and Fiona Staples
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?saga+vaughan+staples '''Saga (series)'''] Saga, by Brian Vaughan and Fiona Staples
 
:Reasons: Anti-Family, nudity, offensive language, sexually explicit, and unsuited for age group. Additional reasons:
 
:Reasons: Anti-Family, nudity, offensive language, sexually explicit, and unsuited for age group. Additional reasons:
*The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?kite+runner+hosseini '''The Kite Runner'''] by Khaled Hosseini
 
:Reasons: Offensive language, unsuited to age group, violence
 
:Reasons: Offensive language, unsuited to age group, violence
*The Perks of Being a Wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?perks+of+being+a+wallflower+chbosky '''The Perks of Being a Wallflower''']  by Stephen Chbosky
 
:Reasons: drugs/alcohol/smoking, homosexuality, offensive language, sexually explicit, unsuited for age group. Additional reasons: “date rape and masturbation”
 
:Reasons: drugs/alcohol/smoking, homosexuality, offensive language, sexually explicit, unsuited for age group. Additional reasons: “date rape and masturbation”
*A Stolen Life, Jaycee Dugard
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?stolen+life+dugard ''' A Stolen Life'''], Jaycee Dugard
 
:Reasons: drugs/alcohol/smoking, offensive language, sexually explicit, and unsuited for age group
 
:Reasons: drugs/alcohol/smoking, offensive language, sexually explicit, and unsuited for age group
*Drama, by Raina Telgemeier
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?drama+telgemeier '''Drama'''] by Raina Telgemeier
 
:Reasons: sexually explicit
 
:Reasons: sexually explicit
  
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Below is a list of the 25 most banned and challenged classics. For more, please visit http://www.ala.org/bbooks/frequentlychallengedbooks/classics  
 
Below is a list of the 25 most banned and challenged classics. For more, please visit http://www.ala.org/bbooks/frequentlychallengedbooks/classics  
*The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?great+gatsby+fitzgerald '''The Great Gatsby'''] by F. Scott Fitzgerald
*The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?catcher+and+the+rye+salinger'''The Catcher in the Rye'''] by J.D. Salinger
*The Grapes of Wrath, by John Steinbeck
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?grapes+of+wrath+steinbeck '''The Grapes of Wrath'''] by John Steinbeck
*To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?kill+a+mockingbird+lee '''To Kill a Mockingbird'''] by Harper Lee
*The Color Purple, by Alice Walker
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?color+purple+walker '''The Color Purple'''] by Alice Walker
*Ulysses, by James Joyce
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?ulysses+james+joyce '''Ulysses'''] by James Joyce
*Beloved, by Toni Morrison
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?beloved+toni+morrison '''Beloved'''] by Toni Morrison
*The Lord of the Flies, by William Golding
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?lord+of+the+flies+golding '''The Lord of the Flies'''] by William Golding
*1984, by George Orwell
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?1984+orwell '''1984'''] by George Orwell
*Lolita, by Vladmir Nabokov
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?lolita+nabokov '''Lolita'''] by Vladmir Nabokov
*Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?of+mice+and+men+steinbeck '''Of Mice and Men'''] by John Steinbeck
*Catch-22, by Joseph Heller
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?Catch-22+heller '''Catch-22'''] by Joseph Heller
*Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?Brave+New+World+huxley '''Brave New World'''] by Aldous Huxley
*Animal Farm, by George Orwell
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?animal+farm+orwell '''Animal Farm'''] by George Orwell
*The Sun Also Rises, by Ernest Hemingway
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?sun+also+rises+hemingway '''The Sun Also Rises'''] by Ernest Hemingway
*As I Lay Dying, by William Faulkner
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?as+i+lay+dying+faulkner '''As I Lay Dying'''] by William Faulkner
*A Farewell to Arms, by Ernest Hemingway
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?farewell+to+arms+hemingway '''A Farewell to Arms'''] by Ernest Hemingway
*Their Eyes Were Watching God, by Zora Neale Hurston
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?their+eyes+were+watching+god+hurston '''Their Eyes Were Watching God'''] by Zora Neale Hurston
*Invisible Man, by Ralph Ellison
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?invisible+man+ellison '''Invisible Man'''] by Ralph Ellison
*Song of Solomon, by Toni Morrison
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?song+of+solomon+toni+morrison '''Song of Solomon'''], by Toni Morrison
*Gone with the Wind, by Margaret Mitchell
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?gone+with+the+wind+mitchell '''Gone with the Wind'''] by Margaret Mitchell
*Native Son, by Richard Wright
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?native+son '''Native Son'''], by Richard Wright
*One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, by Ken Kesey
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?one+flew+over+the+cuckoo's+nest+kesey '''One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest'''] by Ken Kesey
*Slaughterhouse-Five, by Kurt Vonnegut
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?slaughterhouse+five+vonnegut '''Slaughterhouse-Five'''] by Kurt Vonnegut
*For Whom the Bell Tolls, by Ernest Hemingway
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?for+whom+the+bell+tolls+hemingway '''For Whom the Bell Tolls'''] by Ernest Hemingway
  
 
==Additional Resources==
 
==Additional Resources==

Revision as of 14:15, 27 August 2015

Banned Books for All Ages

JMRL recognizes the freedom to read by celebrating Banned Books Week, a week to promote intellectual freedoms and to inform people about the problems of censorship in libraries each September. When people try to ban and challenge books from being read, it prevents other people from access to that literature, and prevents them from having freedom to information.

Banned Books Week at JMRL: Events

  • Banned Books Week 2015: September 27-October 3, 2015
Check out displays at your local library highlighting books that have been banned and challenged.
  • Banned Books Week Reading at Tin Whistle Irish Pub at 609 E. Market St. Charlottesville, Virginia
Tuesday, September 29 from 5 to 6:30pm
Come read aloud from your favorite banned book to celebrate the Freedom to Read! Check out the lists of banned books below to pick a book that you would like to read a selection from. Then join JMRL at the Tin Whistle Irish Pub to read it aloud.
  • “I Read Banned Books” Photo Booth
September 27 - October 3
Drop by the Central Library during Banned Books Week and take a mugshot with your favorite banned book. Tag your picture #jmrlreads and share to celebrate the freedom to read.

The Top 10 Most Banned Books from 2014-2015:

Below is a list of the 10 most banned and challenged books from 2014-2015. For more information about banned books by year, please visit ALA's list of Frequently Challenged Books

Reasons: anti-family, cultural insensitivity, drugs/alcohol/smoking, gambling, offensive language, sex education, sexually explicit, unsuited for age group, violence. Additional reasons: “depictions of bullying”
Reasons: gambling, offensive language, political viewpoint. Additional reasons: “politically, racially, and socially offensive,” “graphic depictions”
Reasons: Anti-family, homosexuality, political viewpoint, religious viewpoint, unsuited for age group. :Additional reasons: “promotes the homosexual agenda”
Reasons: Sexually explicit, unsuited for age group. Additional reasons: “contains controversial issues”
Reasons: Nudity, sex education, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group. Additional reasons: “alleges it
Reasons: Anti-Family, nudity, offensive language, sexually explicit, and unsuited for age group. Additional reasons:
Reasons: Offensive language, unsuited to age group, violence
Reasons: drugs/alcohol/smoking, homosexuality, offensive language, sexually explicit, unsuited for age group. Additional reasons: “date rape and masturbation”
Reasons: drugs/alcohol/smoking, offensive language, sexually explicit, and unsuited for age group
  • Drama by Raina Telgemeier
Reasons: sexually explicit

Banned and Challenged Classics

Below is a list of the 25 most banned and challenged classics. For more, please visit http://www.ala.org/bbooks/frequentlychallengedbooks/classics

Additional Resources

Includes materials selection policy and the ALA Freedom to Read Statement
Many free eBooks, including many banned classics, can be found in full-text version here.