Banned, Censored & Challenged Books for Adults
The ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom faces many challenges to remove books from shelves. A challenge is defined as a formal, written complaint, filed with a library or school requesting that materials be removed because of content or appropriateness. For every challenge that is reported, 4 or 5 remain unreported. Why do you think these books were challenged?   Print this list Print this list

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The house of the spirits /
Allende, Isabel.
Adult Fiction ALLENDE
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Bless me, Ultima /
Anaya, Rudolfo A.
Adult Fiction ANAYA
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I know why the caged bird sings /
Angelou, Maya.
Adult Nonfiction Book 921 An43
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The handmaid's tale /
Atwood, Margaret, 1939-
Adult Fiction ATWOOD
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Arming America : the origins of a national gun culture /
Bellesiles, Michael A.
Adult Nonfiction Book 344.0533 B
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Friday night lights : a town, a team, and a dream /
Bissinger, H. G.
Adult Nonfiction Book 796.33262 B
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Fahrenheit 451 /
Bradbury, Ray, 1920-
Adult Fiction BRADBUR
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Cover Art: Deal%20with%20it%21%20%3A%20a%20whole%20new%20approach%20to%20your%20body%2C%20brain%2C%20and%20life%20as%20a%20gurl%20%2F
Deal with it! : a whole new approach to your body, brain, and life as a gurl /
Drill, Esther.
Adult Nonfiction Book HQ798 .D75 1999
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Grendel /
Gardner, John, 1933-1982.
Adult Fiction GARDNER
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Cover Art: A%20time%20to%20kill%20%2F
A time to kill /
Grisham, John.
Adult Fiction GRISHAM
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Snow falling on cedars /
Guterson, David.
Adult Fiction GUTERSO
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The kite runner /
Hosseini, Khaled.
Adult Fiction HOSSEIN
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Brave new world /
Huxley, Aldous, 1894-1963.
Adult Fiction HUXLEY
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Cover Art: A%20prayer%20for%20Owen%20Meany%20%3A%20a%20novel%20%2F
A prayer for Owen Meany : a novel /
Irving, John, 1942-
Adult Fiction IRVING
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Cover Art: One%20flew%20over%20the%20cuckoo%27s%20nest%20%2F
One flew over the cuckoo's nest /
Kesey, Ken.
Adult Fiction KESEY
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Crazy /
Lebert, Benjamin, 1982-
Adult Fiction LEBERT
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To kill a mockingbird /
Lee, Harper.
Adult Fiction LEE
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Kaffir boy : the true story of a Black youth's coming of age in Apartheid South
Mathabane, Mark.
Adult Nonfiction Book 968.00496 M
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Cover Art: Song%20of%20Solomon%20%2F
Song of Solomon /
Morrison, Toni.
Adult Fiction MORRISO
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Beloved : a novel /
Morrison, Toni.
Adult Fiction MORRISO
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The bluest eye /
Morrison, Toni.
Adult Fiction MORRISO
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Cover Art: The%20things%20they%20carried%20%3A%20a%20work%20of%20fiction%20%2F
The things they carried : a work of fiction /
O'Brien, Tim, 1946-
Adult Fiction OBRIEN
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Cover Art: Always%20running%20%3A%20la%20vida%20loca%2C%20gang%20days%20in%20L%2EA%2E%20%2F
Always running : la vida loca, gang days in L.A. /
Rodriguez, Luis J., 1954-
Adult Nonfiction Book 364.1092 R 2005
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The catcher in the rye /
Salinger, J. D. 1919-2010
Adult Fiction SALINGE
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The lovely bones /
Sebold, Alice.
SEBOLD
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Of mice and men /
Steinbeck, John, 1902-1968
Adult Fiction STEINBECK
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The color purple /
Walker, Alice, 1944-
Adult Fiction WALKER
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Black boy : (American hunger) : a record of childhood and youth /
Wright, Richard, 1908-1960
Adult Nonfiction Book PS3545.R815 Z5 1998
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