QUIZ: Are You Enough of a Bookworm to Know These Famously Banned Books?

They say that reading is fundamental and yet there are some books that have gotten a bad rap because they’re not politically correct or have content in them that has made them a target for parents and lawmakers. And yet, most book enthusiasts would still own a copy of these books no matter what some people say.

Even though some of these works of literature have won awards for their thought provoking ideas and incredible turns of phrase, some schools and other groups have thought them too dangerous to put on their shelves. Think you can identify these famously banned books? Then take this quiz and find out.

They say that reading is fundamental and yet there are some books that have gotten a bad rap because they’re not politically correct or have content in them that has made them a target for parents and lawmakers. And yet, most book enthusiasts would still own a copy of these books no matter what some people say.

Even though some of these works of literature have won awards for their thought provoking ideas and incredible turns of phrase, some schools and other groups have thought them too dangerous to put on their shelves. Think you can identify these famously banned books? Then take this quiz and find out.

This book portrayed humans of all ages as a savage race, which is why some schools banned it from their shelves.

  • The Lord of the Rings
  • Lord of the Flies
  • Peter Pan
  • The Pigman

Although the book was never officially banned, it has been challenged by parents and schools for the level of violence, bullying, and of course, the obscene language used in the book.

Although the book was never officially banned, it has been challenged by parents and schools for the level of violence, bullying, and of course, the obscene language used in the book.

This book is particularly controversial because of its topics related to coming of age and depression.

  • Charlotte’s Web
  • Jacob’s Ladder
  • Get Real
  • The Catcher in the Rye

"The Catcher in the Rye" was banned in high schools in Washington state in 1978 because the School Board felt it contained a communist undertone. But most libraries and high schools in the United States banned it because they felt that books about sex and depression had no place on their shelves.

"The Catcher in the Rye" was banned in high schools in Washington state in 1978 because the School Board felt it contained a communist undertone. But most libraries and high schools in the United States banned it because they felt that books about sex and depression had no place on their shelves.

This book was heavily criticized for its vision of a dystopian America where women had no rights.

  • Cat’s Eye
  • The Handmaid’s Tale
  • Adventures of Rosetta
  • Future Without Women’s Rights

"The Handmaid’s Tale" has appeared on the American Library Association’s list of top 100 banned books for several years now thanks to the “vulgarity and sexual overtones” of this classic novel.

"The Handmaid’s Tale" has appeared on the American Library Association’s list of top 100 banned books for several years now thanks to the “vulgarity and sexual overtones” of this classic novel.

For over a century, this book has come under fire for its use of stereotypes and foul language.

  • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • Down in the Valley
  • Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

"The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" by Mark Twain was banned by the Concord Public Library in 1885 because they claimed the writer used coarse language that was hurtful. Although In recently years, the book has been banned because of the use of racial slurs.

"The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" by Mark Twain was banned by the Concord Public Library in 1885 because they claimed the writer used coarse language that was hurtful. Although In recently years, the book has been banned because of the use of racial slurs.

This novel takes place in the 1930s and reflects on the struggles of Black women of that era.

  • The Help
  • The Color Purple
  • Soap Dish
  • The Bell Jar

"The Color Purple" by Alice Walker won a couple of literary awards and was even turned into a movie. But the book was banned because of its uses of the touchy subjects of race relations and sexuality. In fact, the book was challenged by a high school class in Oakland, California in 1984, forcing the school board of the city to give an official approval of the book.

"The Color Purple" by Alice Walker won a couple of literary awards and was even turned into a movie. But the book was banned because of its uses of the touchy subjects of race relations and sexuality. In fact, the book was challenged by a high school class in Oakland, California in 1984, forcing the school board of the city to give an official approval of the book.

These two male hugging penguins gave some parents and school officials a shock.

  • Penguins in Love
  • Hugging It Out
  • Baby’s Coming
  • And Tango Makes Three

"And Tango Makes Three" is a children’s book about two male penguins who make a family. Due to the LGBT undertones of the story, some folks felt that the book would be inappropriate for kids, even though the author wrote it specifically to teach children that same-gender parents are just as normal as everyone else.

"And Tango Makes Three" is a children’s book about two male penguins who make a family. Due to the LGBT undertones of the story, some folks felt that the book would be inappropriate for kids, even though the author wrote it specifically to teach children that same-gender parents are just as normal as everyone else.

Some parents compared the content of this book series to the occult.

  • The Chronicles of Narnia
  • The Lord of the Rings
  • Charmed
  • Harry Potter

Although Harry Potter and his friends are the embodiment of good, there are some shady elements in the series, like Voldemort, who uses dark magic to harm others. And many folks don’t see a difference between good magic and bad magic.

Although Harry Potter and his friends are the embodiment of good, there are some shady elements in the series, like Voldemort, who uses dark magic to harm others. And many folks don’t see a difference between good magic and bad magic.

John Steinbeck wrote this novel that accurately represented the depression era of a specific town in such a way that the book was banned.

  • The Grapes of Wrath
  • A Year in the Dump
  • Oregon Trail
  • Leaving Town

"The Grapes of Wrath" is about a family from Oklahoma who migrate towards the West in Kern County, California. Unfortunately, it was banned in Kern County because they felt the book didn’t portray the way that they had helped so many of the migrants when they arrived.

"The Grapes of Wrath" is about a family from Oklahoma who migrate towards the West in Kern County, California. Unfortunately, it was banned in Kern County because they felt the book didn’t portray the way that they had helped so many of the migrants when they arrived.

This horror book series gave parents and school officials the chills.

  • Coraline
  • Goosebumps
  • Twilight Zone
  • Stranger Things

One of the main reasons that the Goosebumps book series was banned by some parents was because they felt that author R.L. Stine had created books that were both too graphic and terrifying for young children.

One of the main reasons that the Goosebumps book series was banned by some parents was because they felt that author R.L. Stine had created books that were both too graphic and terrifying for young children.

This book about a dystopian society that burned books was banned by some schools.

  • 1984
  • Fahrenheit 451
  • Looking for Alaska
  • Book Burners

Adult subjects like abortion, murder, suicide and using God’s name in vain were common issues with this Ray Bradbury book. So, naturally, the book was either challenged or banned by many groups.

Adult subjects like abortion, murder, suicide and using God’s name in vain were common issues with this Ray Bradbury book. So, naturally, the book was either challenged or banned by many groups.

This novel by Judy Blume deals with both religion and puberty and has presented quite a problem in schools.

  • The Sound from the Radio
  • Recess
  • Our Bodies Our Choice
  • Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret

Judy Blume mentions women’s monthly cycle in this book but it was described as anti-Christian by some readers because many of the Christian characters in the story are written in a negative way.

Judy Blume mentions women’s monthly cycle in this book but it was described as anti-Christian by some readers because many of the Christian characters in the story are written in a negative way.

This book written by Ernest Hemingway was banned by Italy in 1948 because it was highly critical of the Fascist regime at the time.

  • A Farewell to Arms
  • Catch-22
  • Saving Private Ryan
  • The Sun Also Rises

Hemingway’s novel contained adult content which led to censorship, but it was also a war story and like most war stories, it discussed the experience of soldiers. The novel reflected the author’s contempt for fascism and represented Italian soldiers in WWI as retreating in the midst of a battle.

Hemingway’s novel contained adult content which led to censorship, but it was also a war story and like most war stories, it discussed the experience of soldiers. The novel reflected the author’s contempt for fascism and represented Italian soldiers in WWI as retreating in the midst of a battle.

When this novel came out in 1962, it left a lot of people stunned over how freely it discussed something controversial.

  • Hummingbird Flight
  • Fly Away Bird
  • To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Raven

As if racial slurs and profane language weren’t enough of a reason for some groups to want to ban this book, the novel was challenged in the United States because it dealt with the subject of assault, too.

As if racial slurs and profane language weren’t enough of a reason for some groups to want to ban this book, the novel was challenged in the United States because it dealt with the subject of assault, too.

Although this picture book introduces readers to the life of a young girl, it’s highly controversial because the girl herself is transgender.

  • Pinkalicious
  • I Am Jazz
  • Meet Flora
  • Chrysalis

In the picture book, the protagonist identifies herself as having “a girl brain but a boy body.” The book also explores her family’s difficulty in accepting her transgender identity.

In the picture book, the protagonist identifies herself as having “a girl brain but a boy body.” The book also explores her family’s difficulty in accepting her transgender identity.

Although Maya Angelou influenced many with her writing, some people felt her autobiography was inappropriate.

  • To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Birds
  • Shaka Zulu
  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Maya Angelou’s work has been challenged or banned altogether by some groups and schools because of its use of adult language as well as its depiction of topics such as racism, childhood assault and underage pregnancy.

Maya Angelou’s work has been challenged or banned altogether by some groups and schools because of its use of adult language as well as its depiction of topics such as racism, childhood assault and underage pregnancy.

This novel involves the assault and murder of a teen girl, which is obviously why it was banned.

  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • The Secret Life of Bees
  • The Lovely Bones
  • My Sister’s Keeper

The book was challenged by the Illinois school district in 1984 and banned by the California school district in 1978 for the simple fact that the adult content in the book was extreme and the portrayal of the assault of an underaged teen was considered to be pushing the limits of good taste.

The book was challenged by the Illinois school district in 1984 and banned by the California school district in 1978 for the simple fact that the adult content in the book was extreme and the portrayal of the assault of an underaged teen was considered to be pushing the limits of good taste.

This young adult novel inspires teenagers to explore their own unique identity, but some parents weren’t happy with the kidnapping plot.

  • Jamie Bigg’s Got a Gun
  • Missing
  • The Face on the Milk Carton
  • Girl Gone Missing

Despite being classified as a young adult novel, this book has been challenged by some who felt that the content challenged authority, revolved around a kidnapping of a twelve-year-old, and contained too much adult content.

Despite being classified as a young adult novel, this book has been challenged by some who felt that the content challenged authority, revolved around a kidnapping of a twelve-year-old, and contained too much adult content.

The offensive and vulgar language in this John Steinbeck novel is the main reason why it has been banned.

  • The Stranger
  • A Man and a Boy
  • Animal Farm
  • Of Mice and Men

The novel contains elements of racism, a great deal of foul language, and it showcases the mistreatment of women. When parents began to complain, the book ended up on the American Library Association’s list of banned books.

The novel contains elements of racism, a great deal of foul language, and it showcases the mistreatment of women. When parents began to complain, the book ended up on the American Library Association’s list of banned books.

This book has been challenged time and time again because of its honest representation of racism in the South during the Great Depression.

  • Children of Fire
  • Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
  • Survival in the Storm
  • Fire!

In 2004, a family was so stunned by the amount of racial slurs in this book and the extreme way that racism was depicted in the novel that they tried to have the book banned. But it’s not the first time the book was challenged. In 1993, the book was banned from a Los Angeles high school.

In 2004, a family was so stunned by the amount of racial slurs in this book and the extreme way that racism was depicted in the novel that they tried to have the book banned. But it’s not the first time the book was challenged. In 1993, the book was banned from a Los Angeles high school.

The main reason why this children’s book was banned was because it portrayed men and women without any clothes on.

  • Adam and Eve
  • Draw Me a Star
  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar
  • Let’s Be Friends

Eric Carle wrote a children’s book that isn’t necessarily inappropriate. However, he did add one illustration of a man and a woman without any clothes on which parents felt was too explicit for young children.

Eric Carle wrote a children’s book that isn’t necessarily inappropriate. However, he did add one illustration of a man and a woman without any clothes on which parents felt was too explicit for young children.

Filled with rebellious characters, teenager angst, sex, and drama, this book series became quite controversial.

  • Gossip Girl
  • Pretty Little Liars
  • The Carrie Diaries
  • Sex and the City

Before it became a series on the CW network, "Gossip Girl" was a book series that was just as raunchy as the show, which is why many parents felt that it had no place in the hands of their teenagers.

Before it became a series on the CW network, "Gossip Girl" was a book series that was just as raunchy as the show, which is why many parents felt that it had no place in the hands of their teenagers.

While most dystopian novels are often considered dark, this one was deemed too dark and violent for youngsters.

  • Waterworld
  • The Apple
  • The Road
  • The Giver

Parents weren’t happy with this novel because of its adult content, like violence which included euthanasia and infanticide. But in 1995, Montana parents challenged it so much that schools had to request parental permission before giving the book to students.

Parents weren’t happy with this novel because of its adult content, like violence which included euthanasia and infanticide. But in 1995, Montana parents challenged it so much that schools had to request parental permission before giving the book to students.

While Shel Silberstein's poetry and drawings are captivating, others have described the book to be off-beat.

  • Falling Up
  • Dog in the Hole
  • Looking Down
  • Where the Sidewalk Ends

While some people might agree that being an affront to authority, suicidal thoughts, death and the use of controlled substances are common in many teenagers lives, a lot of parents were still concerned about this book. So in 1986, the book got banned from West Allis Milwaukee school libraries.

While some people might agree that being an affront to authority, suicidal thoughts, death and the use of controlled substances are common in many teenagers lives, a lot of parents were still concerned about this book. So in 1986, the book got banned from West Allis Milwaukee school libraries.

While some people wouldn’t bat an eyelash over this book, others find that the protagonist has some questionable values.

  • Four-Eyes
  • Gap Tooth Girl
  • Harriet the Spy
  • Junie B. Jones

Some parents and teachers feel that the book’s uses of language, poor grammar and questionable choices sends a really bad message to young minds. Therefore, the book has been questioned on more than one occasion.

Some parents and teachers feel that the book’s uses of language, poor grammar and questionable choices sends a really bad message to young minds. Therefore, the book has been questioned on more than one occasion.

Some readers felt that this book promoted corruption and violence, particularly because it takes place in a mental institution.

  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  • To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Psycho
  • The Bluest Eye

According to some people, this book is the total opposite of morality as it includes touchy subjects like violence, controlled substance use and drug abuse. In fact, in 1978, a teacher got the boot for assigning this book to their students.

According to some people, this book is the total opposite of morality as it includes touchy subjects like violence, controlled substance use and drug abuse. In fact, in 1978, a teacher got the boot for assigning this book to their students.

This witch may be fun-loving and a pasta enthusiast, but some schools claimed the book was anti-Christian.

  • Strega Nona
  • The Magic School Bus
  • The Wizard of Oz
  • Stellaluna

A lovable witch in a children’s book might not sound like such a bad thing, but the book was challenged in the United States because it depicted witches and witchcraft as a positive thing, which went against Christian beliefs.

A lovable witch in a children’s book might not sound like such a bad thing, but the book was challenged in the United States because it depicted witches and witchcraft as a positive thing, which went against Christian beliefs.

While the novel dealt with topics like mental health and physical assault, some parents felt that it was inappropriate for the targeted age group.

  • All the Bright Places
  • Denny’s
  • Speak
  • The Hate U Give

Schools in Missouri were not happy with the young adult novel that focused on the physical assault of a teenager and the mental health of the victim afterwards. And yet, authors and readers got together to defend the novel from the ban schools imposed on it.

Schools in Missouri were not happy with the young adult novel that focused on the physical assault of a teenager and the mental health of the victim afterwards. And yet, authors and readers got together to defend the novel from the ban schools imposed on it.

Violence, racism and adult content has turned this novel into one of the most divisive books of its time.

  • Beloved
  • The Invisible Black Woman
  • Song of Solomon
  • Zulu

This book takes place during the Civil War in Ohio. It’s based on the real life story of an enslaved Black woman named Margaret Garner who murdered her child to prevent him from living as a slave. Naturally, this plot left some parents and librarians quite concerned.

This book takes place during the Civil War in Ohio. It’s based on the real life story of an enslaved Black woman named Margaret Garner who murdered her child to prevent him from living as a slave. Naturally, this plot left some parents and librarians quite concerned.

Elementary schools often tried to remove this book from their shelves because it teaches kids about the birds and the bees and everything in between.

  • It’s Perfectly Normal
  • The Classroom
  • Changes
  • Body Changes

Profanity, vanity and talks about the birds and the bees are common among teenagers. But the book was banned or challenged in the United States because schools felt that all the references to growing up and the changing of young people’s bodies was inappropriate.

Profanity, vanity and talks about the birds and the bees are common among teenagers. But the book was banned or challenged in the United States because schools felt that all the references to growing up and the changing of young people’s bodies was inappropriate.

Maurice Sendak’s book may have been intended for children, but an illustration of a toddler without clothes on left some parents worried.

  • What to Expect When You’re Expecting
  • The Dream Chaser
  • In the Night Kitchen
  • Imagination Station

A number of librarians have banned this book which was first published in 1970 because Mickey, the main protagonist of the story who is a toddler, was not wearing clothes in an image in the book.

A number of librarians have banned this book which was first published in 1970 because Mickey, the main protagonist of the story who is a toddler, was not wearing clothes in an image in the book.

No wonder the author remained anonymous! This 1971 book dealt with a teen girl who ran away from home and suffered from substance abuse addiction.

  • Crank
  • Go Ask Alice
  • Runaway
  • The Rest of the Story

Profanity, obscene references to adult content, physical assaults and substance abuse led to the novel being challenged in schools across the country. In Wall Township, New Jersey, the Superintendent of Schools had the book removed in 1993.

Profanity, obscene references to adult content, physical assaults and substance abuse led to the novel being challenged in schools across the country. In Wall Township, New Jersey, the Superintendent of Schools had the book removed in 1993.

This novel contains time travel and magic which some have called an affront to religion.

  • Quantum Leap
  • Maniac Magee
  • The Phantom Tollbooth
  • A Wrinkle in Time

Some felt that this novel was too complicated for the targeted age group. But others felt that the use of magic would come off as anti-religious. Still others felt that the female protagonist was just too plucky for kids.

Some felt that this novel was too complicated for the targeted age group. But others felt that the use of magic would come off as anti-religious. Still others felt that the female protagonist was just too plucky for kids.

This Roald Dahl novel was banned because of its scary images and not necessarily because of the writing within it.

  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  • James and the Giant Peach
  • The Wizard of Oz
  • The Bionic Bunny Show

In 1986, a town in Wisconsin was targeted by religious groups who felt that a spider licking her lips was considered to be nothing more than adult content. Then of course, there was another issue about depicting animals using controlled substances.

In 1986, a town in Wisconsin was targeted by religious groups who felt that a spider licking her lips was considered to be nothing more than adult content. Then of course, there was another issue about depicting animals using controlled substances.

Although the novel is about a boy trying to survive in the mean war-torn streets of Kabul, it was highly challenged in 2008.

  • The Kite Runner
  • Not Without My Daughter
  • The Book Thief
  • Sinbad

Heartbreaking or not, a lot of people felt that the book contained assault and offensive language that was inappropriate for students. It also contained ideas that some felt would inspire terrorism.

Heartbreaking or not, a lot of people felt that the book contained assault and offensive language that was inappropriate for students. It also contained ideas that some felt would inspire terrorism.

The main controversy over this young adult novel stemmed from its plot, which was that there was a horrible secret society that was often cruel lurking within the halls of a Catholic high school.

  • Capital
  • The Chocolate War
  • The Darkside
  • Ulysses

Behind the seemingly normal academy known as the Trinity lurked a secret society called The Vigils, which used systematic victimization and mind games in the form of manipulation and pranks on their victims.

Behind the seemingly normal academy known as the Trinity lurked a secret society called The Vigils, which used systematic victimization and mind games in the form of manipulation and pranks on their victims.

This young adult novel dealt with a teenage boy coming to terms with the aftermath of a fellow classmate’s unexpected suicide.

  • Looking for Alaska
  • Thirteen Reasons Why
  • Russian Dolls
  • Saved!

The book which inspired the popular Netflix series of the same name was considered quite controversial because many parents worried that it would inspire teens dealing with emotional issues to try to take their own lives.

The book which inspired the popular Netflix series of the same name was considered quite controversial because many parents worried that it would inspire teens dealing with emotional issues to try to take their own lives.

This novel became a source of controversy over the fact that its main protagonist is a tomboy who has a foul mouth, lies a lot and is a bit of a spy.

  • Harriet the Spy
  • Charlie Brown
  • Inspector Gadget
  • Gidgette

While "Harriet the Spy" might not seem like a harmful book, some folks felt that Harriet spied on her friends, lied and used foul language all the time, which wasn’t the good example they wanted to set for their kids.

While "Harriet the Spy" might not seem like a harmful book, some folks felt that Harriet spied on her friends, lied and used foul language all the time, which wasn’t the good example they wanted to set for their kids.

This book series from the 1980s and 1990s terrified some kids because of how gory some of the drawings inside the novels were.

  • Goosebumps
  • The Halloween Tree
  • The Heebie Jeebies
  • Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

The American Library Association claims that the book series was once considered one of the most challenged or banned books in America. Much of the reason behind why the books were so controversial was because the terrifying contents and drawings in the book were deemed R-rated by some.

The American Library Association claims that the book series was once considered one of the most challenged or banned books in America. Much of the reason behind why the books were so controversial was because the terrifying contents and drawings in the book were deemed R-rated by some.

This book was banned because of the way the young characters dealt with love and loss.

  • The House of the Spirits
  • The Chronicles of Narnia
  • Bridge to Terabithia
  • Harriet the Spy

Despite the book being entertaining because it opened a doorway into a world of fantasy, people challenged the book because it had a lot of foul language and made references to atheism and magic.

Despite the book being entertaining because it opened a doorway into a world of fantasy, people challenged the book because it had a lot of foul language and made references to atheism and magic.

This novel about a girl body shaming one of her classmates was written by Judy Blume.

  • Blubber
  • Becky
  • Just Listen
  • Then Again, Maybe I Won’t

It’s not the first time a Judy Blume novel was banned. In this case, the book followed the story of a classmate that bullies another girl over being plus size, which made many parents scared that it would give kids the wrong impression that bullying someone over their appearance was okay.

It’s not the first time a Judy Blume novel was banned. In this case, the book followed the story of a classmate that bullies another girl over being plus size, which made many parents scared that it would give kids the wrong impression that bullying someone over their appearance was okay.

Which book takes place in 1930s Chicago and inspired an HBO film despite its objectionable content?

  • Native Son
  • Native America
  • Hopelessness in Chicago
  • Black in America

"Native Son" focuses on the extreme poverty and lack of hope felt by folks living in the inner city and what it’s like to be Black in America. Unfortunately, profanity, violence and adult content are the reasons why this book was banned.

"Native Son" focuses on the extreme poverty and lack of hope felt by folks living in the inner city and what it’s like to be Black in America. Unfortunately, profanity, violence and adult content are the reasons why this book was banned.

This book was considered so obscene that the Irish author who wrote it lost their job as a teacher.

  • William Trevor
  • Brian Moore
  • John McGahern
  • Jennifer Johnston

The book was called "The Dark" and it was banned by the Irish state censor because it dealt with the aftermath of clerical and parental child abuse. Consequently, McGahern also lost his job as a teacher because of the book.

The book was called "The Dark" and it was banned by the Irish state censor because it dealt with the aftermath of clerical and parental child abuse. Consequently, McGahern also lost his job as a teacher because of the book.

This book about farm animals that refuse to live under human rule was considered too militant at the time.

  • The Revolution
  • Animal Farm
  • Revolt
  • Freedom Fighters

This satire of the former Soviet Union dealt with a group of farm animals revolting against humans. One of the lines that was considered objectionable included the phrase “masses will revolt” because it insinuated that new tyranny often took over the old in extreme ways.

This satire of the former Soviet Union dealt with a group of farm animals revolting against humans. One of the lines that was considered objectionable included the phrase “masses will revolt” because it insinuated that new tyranny often took over the old in extreme ways.

While most people would find this book to be open-minded and liberal, others feared the content would challenge more conversative-minded folks.

  • Two Boys Kissing
  • Get Real
  • What’s Eating Raoul?
  • Boys on the Side

The book’s centralized theme was LGBTQ content. For this very reason, "Two Boys Kissing" was challenged, and in some cases burned, by those who felt the content was not suitable for young reading audiences.

The book’s centralized theme was LGBTQ content. For this very reason, "Two Boys Kissing" was challenged, and in some cases burned, by those who felt the content was not suitable for young reading audiences.

While some called it a touching, funny, and sometimes sad story, the innuendo, language and other questionable content in this book got it banned.

  • This is What It Means
  • Killed by a Drunk Driver
  • The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
  • Innuendo and Grief

The book got banned because it contained violence, underage drinking, gambling and opposing religious viewpoints among other things.

The book got banned because it contained violence, underage drinking, gambling and opposing religious viewpoints among other things.

Although this book was banned, it inspired a film series starring Jennifer Lawrence.

  • The Hunger Games
  • The Chronicles of Narnia
  • Red Sparrow
  • Passengers

In 2011, the American Library Associations added "The Hunger Games" book series to its list of banned books because of its anti-ethnic and anti-family points of view as well as its portrayals of violence and insensitivity.

In 2011, the American Library Associations added "The Hunger Games" book series to its list of banned books because of its anti-ethnic and anti-family points of view as well as its portrayals of violence and insensitivity.

Its transgender character wasn’t the only reason why this book frightened parents.

  • Hermaphrodite: The Story of Archie Ren
  • George
  • Our Bodies Our Selves
  • Changes

The book was challenged and, in some cases, banned because it talked about male anatomy, mentioned adult magazines, and told kids how to clear their browser history. It also encouraged transgender people to use hormones to change their bodies.

The book was challenged and, in some cases, banned because it talked about male anatomy, mentioned adult magazines, and told kids how to clear their browser history. It also encouraged transgender people to use hormones to change their bodies.

The book is about the bond between three generations of women during the Cuban Revolution, but there were passages in the book that had parents very concerned.

  • Mariel
  • Journey to Cuba
  • Dreaming In Cuban
  • The Cuban Revolution

The book left one parent stunned after her 10th grade son was told to read explicit passages at Buena High School in Sierra Vista, Arizona. This ultimately led the Arizona School District to ban the book.

The book left one parent stunned after her 10th grade son was told to read explicit passages at Buena High School in Sierra Vista, Arizona. This ultimately led the Arizona School District to ban the book.

School officials in Katy, Texas, had issues with this work of young adult fiction because of its references to violence and use of foul language.

  • Injustice League
  • The Hate U Give
  • Revolution
  • No More Violence

"The Hate U Give" dealt with the shooting of an unarmed Black man by a white cop. The book also contained language that was deemed inappropriate, which ultimately led to the book being pulled from the shelves by the school’s District Superintendent.

"The Hate U Give" dealt with the shooting of an unarmed Black man by a white cop. The book also contained language that was deemed inappropriate, which ultimately led to the book being pulled from the shelves by the school’s District Superintendent.

This silly children’s series was banned by some adults for its crude humor.

  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid
  • Magic Tree House
  • Captain Underpants
  • The Boxcar Children

Despite the fact that twelve “Captain Underpants” books have been published since 1997 and a spin-off series has also produced ten books, parents aren’t impressed by its use of potty-humor and jokes at the expense of teachers and other adults.

Despite the fact that twelve “Captain Underpants” books have been published since 1997 and a spin-off series has also produced ten books, parents aren’t impressed by its use of potty-humor and jokes at the expense of teachers and other adults.

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