Banned Books


: the system or practice of censoring books, movies, letters, etc.

Since 1982, the American Library Association has recorded that more than 11,300 books have been challenged. These books are often the source of complaints and demands for banning due to their content.

Threatening to challenge or ban books is a threat to our freedom of speech and choice. I believe that we should have the right to choose what books we want to read and express as much in my Banned Books posts.

The below titles are challenged books which I have read. The blog posts (as indicated) are to my personal review of the books, but also attached are posts strictly concentrating on why the books selected have been challenged.

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
The Witches by Roald Dahl
His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman
Charlotte's Web by E.B. White
Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne
Forever... by Judy Blume
The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

To learn more about banned books, please visit The American Library Association's Banned Books Week page and the Banned Books Week site.