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Banned Books Top 100 Novels of the Twentieth Century

ALA Banned and/or Challenged Books from the Radcliffe Publishing Course Top 100 Novels of the Twentieth Century

The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald
Call Number: PS3511.I9 G7 1953

The Catcher in the Rye - J.D. Salinger
Call Number: PS3537.A426 C3

The Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
Call Number: PS3537.T3234 G8 1993

To Kill A Mockingbird - Harper Lee
Call Number: PS3562.E353 T6 2010

The Color Purple - Alice Walker
Call Number: PS3573.A425 C6 1982

Ulysses - James Joyce
Call Number: PR6019.O9 U422 1961

Beloved - Toni Morrison
Call Number: PS3563.O8749 B4 2006

The Lord of the Flies - William Golding
Call Number: PR6013.O35 L6

1984 - George Orwell
Call Number: PR6029.R8 N647 2003

Lolita - Vladmir Nabokov
Call Number: PS3527.A15 L6327 1992

Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
Call Number: PS33537.T3234 O4

Catch-22 - Joseph Heller
Call Number: PS3558.E476 C3 1995

Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
Call Number: PR6015.U9 B65 1998

Animal Farm - George Orwell
Call Number: PR6029.R8 A63 1946

The Sun Also Rises - Ernest Hemingway
Call Number: PS3515.E37 S86 2006

As I Lay Dying - William Faulkner
Call Number: PS3511.A86 A7 1964

A Farewell to Arms - Ernest Hemingway
Call Number: PS3515.E37 F3 1993

Invisible Man - Ralph Ellison
Call Number: PS3555.L625 I5 1952

Song of Solomon - Toni Morrison
Call Number: PS3563.O8749 S6 1987

Gone with the Wind - Margaret Mitchell
Call Number: PS3525.I972 G6 2000

Native Son - Richard Wright
Call Number: PS3545 .R815 1991

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest - Ken Kesey
Call Number: PS3561.E667 O5 2003

Slaughterhouse Five - Kurt Vonnegut
Call Number: PS3572.O5 S6 1994

For Whom the Bell Tolls - Ernest Hemingway
Call Number: PS3515.E37 F6 1996

The Call of the Wild - Jack London
Call Number: PS3523.O46 C3 1996

Go Tell It on the Mountain - James Baldwin
Call Number: PS3552.A45 G58 1985

All the King's Men - Robert Penn Warren
Call Number: PS3545.A748 A7 2002

The Lord of the Rings - J.R.R. Tolkien
Call Number: PR6039.O32 L67 1987ab

Lady Chatterley's Lover - D.H. Lawrence
Call Number: PR6023.A93 L3 1932

The Jungle - Upton Sinclair
Call Number: PS3537.I85 J85 2006

A Clockwork Orange - Anthony Burgess
Call Number: PR6052.U638 C5 1986b

The Awakening - Kate Chopin
Call Number: PS1294.C64 A64 1993

In Cold Blood - Truman Capote
Call Number: HV6533.K3 C3

The Satanic Verses - Salman Rushdie
Call Number: PR9499.3.R8 S28 1989

Sophie's Choice - William Styron
Call Number: PS3569.T9 S67

Sons and Lovers - D.H. Lawrence
Call Number: PR6023.A93 S6 1991

Naked Lunch - William S. Burroughs
Call Number: PS3552.U75 N3 2001

Brideshead Revisted - Evelyn Waugh
Call Number: PR6045.A97 B7 1993

Women in Love - D.H. Lawrence
Call Number: PR6023.A93 W63 1992

The Naked and the Dead - Norman Mailer
Call Number: PS3525.A4152 N3

Tropic of Cancer - Henry Miller
Call Number: PS3525.I5454 T7 1961

An American Tragedy - Theodore Dreiser
Call Number: PS3507.R55 A7 2003

Rabbit, Run, - John Updike
Call Number: PS3571.P4 R3 1996b

Banned Books Week Sept 22-28, 2013

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Banned Books Week


Banned Books Week (BBW) is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read and the importance of the First Amendment. Held during the last week of September, Banned Books Week highlights the benefits of free and open access to information while drawing attention to the harms of censorship by spotlighting actual or attempted bannings of books across the United States.

Intellectual freedom—the freedom to access information and express ideas, even if the information and ideas might be considered unorthodox or unpopular—provides the foundation for Banned Books Week. BBW stresses the importance of ensuring the availability of unorthodox or unpopular viewpoints for all who wish to read and access them.

The books featured during Banned Books Week have been targets of attempted bannings. Fortunately, while some books were banned or restricted, in a majority of cases the books were not banned, all thanks to the efforts of librarians, teachers, booksellers, and members of the community to retain the books in the library collections. Imagine how many more books might be challenged—and possibly banned or restricted—if librarians, teachers, and booksellers across the country did not use Banned Books Week each year to teach the importance of our First Amendment rights and the power of literature, and to draw attention to the danger that exists when restraints are imposed on the availability of information in a free society.

-American Library Association


Challenged Titles

Books Challenged or banned 2O12–2O13

Banned and Challenged Classics

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Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
Call Number: PR6015.U9 B65 1998
ISBN: 0060929871

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The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins
Call Number: PZ7.C6837 Hun 2008
ISBN: 0439023483

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Ttyl - Lauren Myracle
Call Number: Curriculum Materials- PZ7.M9955 Tt 2004
ISBN: 9780810948211
Publication Date: 2004

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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian - Alexie Sherman
Call Number: PZ7.A382 Ab 2007
ISBN: 9780316013680

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Go Ask Alice
Call Number: PZ7 .G534
ISBN: 0133571114
Publication Date: 1971

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To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
Call Number: PS3562.E353 T6 1960
ISBN: 0397001517
Publication Date: 1961

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