Banned Books

Top Ten Most Challenged Books of 2013
  1. Captain Underpants (series) by Dav Pilkey
    Reasons: Offensive language, unsuited for age group, violence
  2. The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
    Reasons: Offensive language, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group, violence
  3. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
    Reasons: Drugs/alcohol/smoking, offensive language, racism, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group
  4. Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James
    Reasons
    : Nudity, offensive language, religious viewpoint, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group
  5. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
    Reasons: Religious viewpoint, unsuited to age group
  6. A Bad Boy Can Be Good for A Girl, by Tanya Lee Stone
    Reasons: Drugs/alcohol/smoking, nudity, offensive language, sexually explicit
  7. Looking for Alaska by John Green
    Reasons: Drugs/alcohol/smoking, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group
  8. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
    Reasons: drugs/alcohol/smoking, homosexuality, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group
  9. Bless Me Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya
    Reasons: Occult/Satanism, offensive language, religious viewpoint, sexually explicit
  10. Bone (series) by Jeff Smith
    Reasons: Political viewpoint, racism, violence
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The Adventures of Captain Underpants (Captain Underpants #1) Cover Image
By Dav Pilkey, Dav Pilkey (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780590846271
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Published: Blue Sky Press - September 1997

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian Cover Image
By Sherman Alexie, Ellen Forney (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9780316013697
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Published: Little, Brown Young Readers - April 2009

Th1rteen R3asons Why Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781595141880
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Published: Razorbill - June 14th, 2011

Fifty Shades of Grey Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780385537674
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Published: Doubleday Books - January 29th, 2013

And Tango Makes Three Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780689878459
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - June 2005

The Kite Runner Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781594631931
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Published: Riverhead Books - March 5th, 2013

Looking for Alaska Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780142402511
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Published: Speak - December 28th, 2006

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark Cover Image
By Alvin Schwartz (Retold by), Brett Helquist (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780060835200
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Published: HarperTorch - July 27th, 2010

The Glass Castle: A Memoir Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780743247542
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Published: Scribner Book Company - January 17th, 2006

Beloved Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781400033416
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Published: Vintage - June 8th, 2004

1984 Cover Image
By George Orwell, Erich Fromm (Afterword by)
$9.99
ISBN: 9780451524935
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Published: Signet Book -

The Catcher in the Rye Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780316769488
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Published: Little Brown and Company - May 1991

A Clockwork Orange Cover Image
By Anthony Burgess, Anthony Burgess (Introduction by)
$15.95
ISBN: 9780393312836
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - April 17th, 1995

The Color Purple Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780156028356
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Published: Harvest Books - May 12th, 2003

The Jungle Cover Image
By Upton Sinclair, Ronald Gottesman (Introduction by), Ronald Gottesman (Designed by)
$12.00
ISBN: 9780140390315
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Published: Penguin Books - April 2nd, 1985

The Handmaid's Tale Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780385490818
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Published: Anchor Books - March 13th, 1998

The Great Gatsby Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780743273565
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Published: Scribner Book Company - October 2004

The Lorax Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780394823379
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Published: Random House Children's Books - August 12th, 1971

Of Mice and Men Cover Image
$11.00
ISBN: 9780140177398
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Published: Penguin Books - September 1993

Lord of the Flies Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780399501487
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Published: Perigee Books - December 16th, 2003

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Cover Image
By J. K. Rowling, Mary GrandPre (Illustrator)
$10.99
ISBN: 9780590353427
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Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - September 7th, 1999

Ulysses Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781420934496
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Published: Digireads.com - January 2010

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Slaughterhouse-Five: Or the Children's Crusade, a Duty-Dance with Death Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780440180296
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Published: Dell Publishing Company - November 3rd, 1991

Beloved Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781400033416
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Published: Vintage - June 8th, 2004

Lolita Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780679723165
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Published: Vintage Books USA - March 13th, 1989

Tropic of Cancer Cover Image
By Henry Miller, Karl Jay Shapiro (Introduction by), Anais Nin (Preface by)
$16.00
ISBN: 9780802131782
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Published: Grove/Atlantic - January 6th, 1994

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781482563443
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Published: Createspace - February 2013

Portnoy's Complaint Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780679756453
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Published: Vintage - September 20th, 1994

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The Kite Runner Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781594480003
Availability: Special Order - Unlikely to be Available
Published: Riverhead Trade - April 27th, 2004

The Pillars of the Earth Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780451166890
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Published: Signet Book - September 2007

Bridge to Terabithia Cover Image
By Katherine Paterson, Donna Diamond (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780064401845
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Published: HarperTrophy - May 6th, 2003

My Sister's Keeper Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780743454537
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Published: Washington Square Press - February 2005

To Kill a Mockingbird Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780446310789
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - October 11th, 1988