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OCTOBER 5, 1998: 

Challenged

  • The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende
  • Spells, Chants and Potions by Sue Avent
  • The Goats by Brock Cole
  • With Every Drop of Blood by James Lincoln Collier
  • A Yellow Raft in Blue Water by Michael Dorris
  • A Rose for Emily by William Faulkner
  • One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia-Marquez
  • Grendel by John Gardner
  • Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson
  • The Age of Innocence by David Hamilton
  • Invisible Life by E. Lynn Harris
  • Just As I Am by E. Lynn Harris
  • This Too Shall Pass by E. Lynn Harris
  • It's Perfectly Normal: A Book About Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex and Sexual Health by Robie H. Harris
  • Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
  • Adam & Eve & Pinch Me by Julie Johnson
  • The Sisters Impossible by James David Landis
  • Inherit the Wind by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee
  • Letters From Inside by John Marsden
  • Kaffir Boy by Mark Mathabane
  • Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller
  • Beloved by Toni Morrison
  • Fallen Angels by Walter Dean Myers
  • Earthshine by Theresa Nelson
  • The Great Gilly Hopkins by Katherine Paterson
  • Harris and Me by Gary Paulsen
  • The Joy of Gay Sex by Charles Silverstein and Edmund White
  • The Red Pony by John Steinbeck
  • Miss America by Howard Stern
  • Ghost Camp by R. L. Stine
  • Goosebumps by R. L. Stine
  • The Last Day of Summer by Jock Sturges
  • Radiant Identities by Jock Sturges
  • Marijuana by Eve and Albert Stwerka
  • Shadow by Joyce Sweeney
  • The Friendship by Mildred D. Taylor
  • The Cay by Theodore Taylor
  • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
  • The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
  • The Color Purple by Alice Walker
  • Black Boy by Richard Wright
  • Native Son by Richard Wright
  • Loch by Paul Zindel


    Censored

  • Drawing Down the Moon by Margo Adler
  • The Life and Times of Renoir by Janice Anderson
  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
  • Forever by Judy Blume
  • The Hunt for Red October by Tom Clancy
  • Curses, Hexes and Spells by Daniel Cohen
  • Mommy Laid an Egg by Babette Cole
  • Her Monster by Jeff Collington
  • Crazy Lady by Jane Leslie Conly
  • Tell Me Everything by Carolyn Corman
  • Stotan! by Chris Crutcher
  • Daughters of Eve by Lois Duncan
  • Walking Across Egypt by Clyde Edgerton
  • American Indian Myths and Legends by Richard Erdoes and Alfonso Ortiz
  • Someone to Love Me by Jeannette Eyerly
  • One Hundred Questions and Answers About AIDS by Michael Thomas Ford
  • Women on Top: How Real Life Has Changed Women's Fantasies by Nancy Friday
  • Witches by Nancy Garden
  • The Client by John Grisham
  • The Firm by John Grisham
  • The Pelican Brief by John Grisham
  • Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
  • The Diviners by Margaret Lawrence
  • One Fat Summer by Robert M. Lipsyte
  • What's Happening to My Body? Book for Boys by Lynda Madaras
  • Hollywood vs. America by Michael Medved
  • All But Alice by Phyllis Reynolds
  • A Day No Pig Would Die by Robert Newton Peck
  • The Broken Bridge by Phillip Pullman
  • Understanding Sexual Identity: A Book For Gay Teens and Their Friends by Janice E. Rench
  • Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
  • Wish You Were Here by Barbara Shoup
  • Making Life Choices: Health Skills and Concepts by Frances Sienkiewicz Sizer
  • Joy in the Morning by Betty Smith
  • Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
  • Tell Me If the Lovers Are Losers by Cynthia Voigt
  • When She Hollers by Cynthia Voigt
  • The Temple of My Familiar by Alice Walker

Banned Books Week - ALA


Source: American Library Association, "1997-98 Books Challenged or Banned," based on reported incidents from May 1997 to March 1998. "Challenged" denotes books that received complaints at libraries or bookstores but were retained, or whose cases are still pending. "Censored" denotes books that were removed from libraries, stores or school reading lists, restricted only to certain patrons or edited for content without the author's consent.


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