What do The Great Gatsby, The Catcher in the Rye, To Kill a Mockingbird, Animal Farm, and The Lord of the Rings have in common?
Yes, they are all literary classics - but they are also on the American Library Association (ALA)’s list of Banned and Challenged Classics.
In fact, according to the ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF), at least 46 of the Radcliffe Publishing Course Top 100 Novels of the 20th Century have been the target of ban attempts.
· Captain Underpants (series) by Dav Pilkey
· The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
· The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
· Fifty Shades of Grey by E. L. James
· The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
· A Bad Boy Can Be Good for a Girl by Tanya Lee Stone
· Looking for Alaska by John Green
· The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
· Bless Me Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya
· Bone (series) by Jeff Smith