The 100 Most Frequently Challenged Books of 1990–2000

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"Out of 6,364 challenges reported to or recorded by the Office for Intellectual Freedom, as compiled by the Office for Intellectual Freedom, American Library Association. (See Background Information: 1990–2000 under The Most Frequently Challenged Books of 2000.) The ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom does not claim comprehensiveness in recording challenges. Research suggests that for each challenge reported there are as many as four or five which go unreported."

~from the ALA website

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  1. 1.
    Scary Stories Boxed Set
    by Alvin Schwartz

  2. 2.
    Daddy's Roommate
    by Michael Willhoite

  3. 3.
    I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
    by Maya Angelou

  4. 4.
    The Chocolate War
    by Robert Cormier

  5. 5.
    The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Penguin Classics)
    by Mark Twain

  6. 6.
    Of Mice and Men (Steinbeck Centennial Edition)
    by John Steinbeck

  7. 7.
    Harry Potter Hardcover Box Set (Books 1-6)
    by J. K. Rowling

  8. 8.
    by Judy Blume

  9. 9.
    Bridge to Terabithia
    by Katherine Paterson

  10. 12.
    My Brother Sam Is Dead
    by James Lincoln Collier

  11. 13.
    The Catcher in the Rye

  12. 14.
    The Giver
    by Lois Lowry

  13. 16.
    Goosebumps (Series-R.L. Stine)

  14. 17.
    A Day No Pigs Would Die
    by Robert Newton Peck

  15. 18.
    The Color Purple
    by Alice Walker

  16. 19.
    by Madonna

  17. 21.
    The Great Gilly Hopkins
    by Katherine Paterson

  18. 22.
    A Wrinkle In Time
    by Madeleine L'Engle

  19. 23.
    Go Ask Alice
    by Anonymous

  20. 24.
    Fallen Angels
    by Walter Dean Myers

  21. 25.
    In the Night Kitchen
    by Maurice Sendak

  22. 26.
    The Stupids (Series)
    by Harry Allard

  23. 27.
    The Witches
    by Roald Dahl

  24. 28.
    The New Joy of Gay Sex
    by Charles Silverstein

  25. 29.
    Anastasia Krupnik (A Bantam-Skylark Book)
    by Lois Lowry

  26. 30.
    The Goats (A Sunburst book)
    by Brock Cole

  27. 32.
    by Judy Blume

  28. 33.
    Killing Mr. Griffin
    by Lois Duncan

  29. 34.
    Halloween ABC
    by Eve Merriam

  30. 35.
    We All Fall Down
    by Robert Cormier

  31. 37.
    The Handmaid's Tale
    by Margaret Atwood

  32. 38.
    Julie of the Wolves
    by Jean Craighead George

  33. 39.
    The Bluest Eye
    by Toni Morrison

  34. 41.

  35. 42.
    by Toni Morrison

  36. 43.
    The Outsiders
    by S. E. Hinton

  37. 44.
    The Pigman
    by Paul Zindel

  38. 45.
    Bumps in the Night
    by Henry Allard

  39. 46.
    by Judy Blume

  40. 47.
    Flowers for Algernon
    by Daniel Keyes

  41. 48.
    Annie on My Mind
    by Nancy Garden

  42. 49.
    The Boy Who Lost His Face
    by Louis Sachar

  43. 50.

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Created by Lady S on Mar 09, 2006.


Hmm.. — 7 years ago

Okay, there was a mistake in this list – number 35 was supposed to be We All Fall Down by Robert Cormier, not whoever it was by on this list.

Grr, I tried to edit it, and messed up. I could only delete number 35, not add to it. How do you add to it?

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