Banned, Censored & Challenged Books for Teens
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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Speak /
Anderson, Laurie Halse.
Children's Fiction ANDERSO
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Go Ask Alice
Anonymous
Teen Fiction GO
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Forever... : a novel /
Blume, Judy.
Adult Fiction BLUME
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Tiger eyes /
Blume, Judy.
Teen Fiction BLUME
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Are you there God? It's me, Margaret /
Blume, Judy.
Children's Fiction BLUME
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The perks of being a wallflower /
Chbosky, Stephen.
Teen Fiction CHBOSKY
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The facts speak for themselves /
Cole, Brock.
Teen Fiction COLE
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My brother Sam is dead
Collier, James Lincoln, 1928-
Children's Fiction COLLIER
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The terrorist /
Cooney, Caroline B.
Teen Fiction COONEY
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The face on the milk carton /
Cooney, Caroline B.
Teen Fiction COONEY
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We all fall down /
Cormier, Robert
Teen Fiction CORMIER
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The chocolate war /
Cormier, Robert
Teen Fiction CORMIER
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Whale talk /
Crutcher, Chris.
Teen Fiction CRUTCHE
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Athletic shorts : six short stories /
Crutcher, Chris.
Teen Fiction CRUTCHE
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Staying fat for Sarah Byrnes /
Crutcher, Chris.
Teen Fiction CRUTCHE
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Daughters of Eve /
Duncan, Lois, 1934-
Teen Fiction DUNCAN
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Killing Mr. Griffin /
Duncan, Lois, 1934-
Teen Fiction DUNCAN
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You hear me? : poems and writing by teenage boys /
Franco, Betsy, editor
Teen Nonfiction 810.80928 F848 2000
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Life is funny : a novel /
Frank, E. R.
Teen Fiction FRANK
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America : a novel /
Frank, E. R.
Teen Fiction FRANK
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Julie of the wolves /
George, Jean Craighead, 1919-
Children's Fiction GEORGE
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Fat kid rules the world /
Going, K. L.
Children's Fiction GOING
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Summer of my German soldier /
Greene, Bette, 1934-
Teen Fiction GREENE
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It's perfectly normal : a book about changing bodies, growing up, sex and sexual
Harris, Robie H.
Teen Nonfiction Book 613.907 H 2009
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Blood and chocolate /
Klause, Annette Curtis.
Teen Fiction KLAUSE
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A wrinkle in time /
L'Engle, Madeleine.
Children's Fiction LENGLE
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When Dad killed Mom /
Lester, Julius.
Teen Fiction LESTER
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The giver /
Lowry, Lois.
Children's Fiction LOWRY
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Anastasia Krupnik /
Lowry, Lois.
Children's Fiction LOWRY
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The Earth, my butt, and other big, round things /
Mackler, Carolyn.
Children's Fiction MACKLER
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Cut /
McCormick, Patricia, 1956-
Teen Fiction MCCORMI
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Fallen angels /
Myers, Walter Dean, 1937-
Teen Fiction MYERS
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Ttyl /
Myracle, Lauren, 1969-
Teen Fiction MYRACLE
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The agony of Alice /
Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds.
Children's Fiction NAYLOR
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Shade's children /
Nix, Garth
Teen Fiction NIX
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Bridge to Terabithia /
Paterson, Katherine.
Children's Fiction PATERSO
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Harris and me : a summer remembered /
Paulsen, Gary.
Teen Fiction PAULSEN
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A day no pigs would die /
Peck, Robert Newton.
Teen Fiction PECK
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The golden compass /
Pullman, Philip, 1946-
Children's Fiction PULLMAN
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Harry Potter and the sorcerer's stone /
Rowling, J. K.
Children's Fiction ROWLING
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Rainbow boys /
Sanchez, Alex, 1957-
Teen Fiction SANCHEZ
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What my mother doesn't know /
Sones, Sonya.
Teen Fiction SONES
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Roll of thunder, hear my cry /
Taylor, Mildred D.
Children's Fiction TAYLOR
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The adventures of Huckleberry Finn /
Twain, Mark, 1835-1910
Children's Fiction TWAIN
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Gossip girl : a novel /
Von Ziegesar, Cecily.
Teen Fiction VON ZIE
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