Banned Books

To wrap up Banned Books Week, I just thought I’d point out some of the excellent works which ended up on the list of the 100 most frequently challenged books of 1999-2000, the most recent list I’ve seen published:

  • The Chocolate War, Robert Cormier (#4)
  • Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck (#6)
  • Harry Potter series, J.K. Rowling (#7)
  • The Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger (#13)
  • The Great Gilly Hopkins, Katherine Paterson (#21)
  • A Wrinkle in Time, Madeleine L’Engle (#22)
  • In the Night Kitchen, Maurice Sendak (#25)
  • Anastasia Krupnik series, Lois Lowry (#29)
  • Blubber, Judy Blume (#32)
  • Julie of the Wolves, Jean Craighead George (#38)
  • The Pigman, Paul Zindel (#44)
  • A Light in the Attic, Shel Silverstein (#51)
  • Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret, Judy Blume (#62)
  • The House of Spirits, Isabel Allende (#67)
  • Summer of My German Soldier, Bette Greene (#89)

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