banned books header

Banned Books Week

Banned Books Week: 100 Most Challenged Books



The list below contains the 100 Most Challenged books in America. Where applicable, the call number and location of the book in the J.D. Williams Library are supplied.

100 Most Challenged Books Does UM Libraries own a copy, and if so, where is it located? Call Number of book
1. Scary Stories (Series), by Alvin Schwartz Juvenile Collection PZ1.S399 Sc 1981
2. Daddy’s Roommate, by Michael Willhoite No  
3. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, by Maya Angelou Main Library PS3551.N464 Z466
4. The Chocolate War, by Robert Cormier Juvenile Collection PZ7.C81634 Ch 1983
5. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain Main Library PS1305.A1
6. Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck Main Library PS3537.T3234 O2
7. Forever, by Judy Blume Main Library PS3552.L843 F67
8. Bridge to Terabithia, by Katherine Paterson Juvenile Collection PZ7.P273 Br
9. Heather Has Two Mommies, by Leslea Newman No  
10. The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger Main Library PS3537.A426 C3
11. The Giver, by Lois Lowry Main Library PS3562.O97 G5
12. My Brother Sam is Dead, by James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier Juvenile Collection PZ7.C678My 1985
13. It’s Perfectly Normal, by Robie Harris No  
14. Alice (Series), by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor No  
15. Goosebumps (Series), by R.L. Stine No  
16. A Day No Pigs Would Die, by Robert Newton Peck Juvenile Collection PZ7.P339 Day 1974
17. The Color Purple, by Alice Walker Main Library PS3573.A425 C6
18. Sex, by Madonna No  
19. Earth’s Children (Series), by Jean M. Auel Main Library PS3551.U36…
20. The Great Gilly Hopkins, by Katherine Paterson Juvenile Collection PZ7.P273 Gr
21. In the Night Kitchen, by Maurice Sendak Juvenile Collection PZ7.S47 In
22. The Witches, by Roald Dahl No  
23. A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeleine L’Engle Juvenile Collection PZ7.L5385 Wr
24. The New Joy of Gay Sex, by Charles Silverstein No  
25. Go Ask Alice, by Anonymous Juvenile Collection , Main Library  
26. The Goats, by Brock Cole No  
27. The Stupids (Series), by Harry Allard Juvenile Collection PZ7.A413
28. Anastasia Krupnik (Series), by Lois Lowry No  
29. Final Exit, by Derek Humphry No  
30. Blubber, by Judy Blume Juvenile Collection PZ7.B6265 B1
31. Halloween ABC, by Eve Merriam No  
32. Julie of the Wolves, by Jean Craighead George No  
33. Kaffir Boy, by Mark Mathabane Main Library E185.97.M38 A3
34. The Bluest Eye, by Toni Morrison Main Library PS3563.O8749 B55
35. What’s Happening to my Body? Book for Girls: A Growing-Up Guide for Parents & Daughters, by Lynda Madaras No  
36. Fallen Angels, by Walter Dean Myers Juvenile Collection PZ7.M992 Fal
37. The Handmaid’s Tale, by Margaret Atwood Main Library  
38. The Outsiders, by S.E. Hinton Main Library , Juvenile Collection  
39. The Pigman, by Paul Zindel No  
40. To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee Main Library PS3562.E353 T6
41. We All Fall Down, by Robert Cormier No  
42. Deenie, by Judy Blume No  
43. Flowers for Algernon, by Daniel Keyes No  
44. Annie on my Mind, by Nancy Garden Juvenile Collection PZ7.G165 An
45. Beloved, by Toni Morrison Main Library PS3563.O8749 B4
46. The Boy Who Lost His Face, by Louis Sachar No  
47. Cross Your Fingers, Spit in Your Hat, by Alvin Schwartz Main Library GR74.S37 1974
48. Harry Potter (Series), by J.K. Rowling Juvenile Collection PZ7.R7968
49. Cujo, by Stephen King Main Library PS3561.I463 C8 1981
50. James and the Giant Peach, by Roald Dahl Juvenile Collection PR6054.A35 J26
51. A Light in the Attic, by Shel Silverstein Main Library PS3569.I47224 L5
52. Ordinary People, by Judith Guest Juvenile Collection PZ4.G954 Or
53. American Psycho, by Bret Easton Ellis Main Library PS3555.L5937 A8 1981
54. Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley E-Book, Juvenile Collection , Main Library HM216 .H8 2000  
55. Sleeping Beauty Trilogy, by A.N. Roquelaure (Anne Rice) No  
56. Bumps in the Night, by Harry Allard No  
57. Asking About Sex and Growing Up, by Joanna Cole No  
58. What’s Happening to my Body? Book for Boys: A Growing-Up Guide for Parents & Sons, by Lynda Madaras No  
59. The Anarchist Cookbook, by William Powell Main Library HX844.P68 1989
60. Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret, by Judy Blume Juvenile Collection PZ7.B6265 Ar
61. Boys and Sex, by Wardell Pomeroy No  
62. Crazy Lady, by Jane Conly No  
63. Athletic Shorts, by Chris Crutcher Main Library PS3553.R786 A84
64. Killing Mr. Griffin, by Lois Duncan Juvenile Collection PZ7.D9117 Ki
65. Fade, by Robert Cormier No  
66. Guess What?, by Mem Fox No  
67. Slaughterhouse-Five, by Kurt Vonnegut Main Library PS3572.O5 S6 1971
68. Lord of the Flies, by William Golding Main Library , E-Book PR6013.O35 L6
69. Native Son by Richard Wright Main Library , Special Collections PS3545.R815 N3
70. Women on Top: How Real Life Has Changed Women’s Fantasies, by Nancy Friday No  
71. Curses, Hexes and Spells, by Daniel Cohen No  
72. On My Honor, by Marion Dane Bauer Juvenile Collection PZ7.B3262.On
73. The House of Spirits, by Isabel Allende No  
74. Jack, by A.M. Homes No  
75. Arizona Kid, by Ron Koertge No  
76. Family Secrets, by Norma Klein No  
77. Mommy Laid An Egg, by Babette Cole No  
78. Bless Me, Ultima, by Rudolfo A. Anaya Main Library PS3551.N24 B58
79. Where Did I Come From?, by Peter Mayle No  
80. The Face on the Milk Carton, by Caroline Cooney No  
81. Carrie, by Stephen King Main Library PS3561.I483.C3
82. The Dead Zone, by Stephen King Main Library PS3561.I483.D43
83. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, by Mark Twain Main Library PS1306.A1
84. Song of Solomon, by Toni Morrison Main Library, Special Collections PS3563.O8749.S6
85. Always Running, by Luis Rodriguez Main Library HV6439.U7 L77
86. Private Parts, by Howard Stern missing  
87. Where’s Waldo?, by Martin Hanford No  
88. Summer of My German Soldier, by Bette Greene Juvenile Collection PZ7.G8283 Su
89. Tiger Eyes, by Judy Blume No  
90. Little Black Sambo, by Helen Bannerman No  
91. Pillars of the Earth, by Ken Follett No  
92. Running Loose, by Chris Crutcher No  
93. Sex Education, by Jenny Davis No  
94. Jumper, by Steven Gould No  
95. Christine, by Stephen King Main Library PS3561.I483 C4
96. The Drowning of Stephen Jones, by Bette Greene No  
97. That Was Then, This is Now, by S.E. Hinton Juvenile Collection PZ7.H5976 Th
98. Girls and Sex, by Wardell Pomeroy No  
99. The Wish Giver, by Bill Brittain No  
100. Jump Ship to Freedom, by James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier No  

Copyright © 2012 The University of Mississippi. All rights reserved.