Banned Books in the ’90s

From Carnegie Mellon University, a list of 50 of the books most often banned in the States in the 1990s. Which ones have you read, you naughties? The ones I have are in bold. I’ll have to get going on the others.

  • Impressions Edited by Jack Booth et al.
  • Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
  • The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
  • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier
  • Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
  • Scary Stories in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz
  • More Scary Stories in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz
  • The Witches by Roald Dahl
  • Daddy’s Roommate by Michael Willhoite
  • Curses, Hexes, and Spells by Daniel Cohen
  • A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
  • How to Eat Fried Worms by Thomas Rockwell
  • Blubber by Judy Blume
  • Revolting Rhymes by Roald Dahl
  • Halloween ABC by Eve Merriam
  • A Day No Pigs Would Die by Robert Peck
  • Heather Has Two Mommies by Leslea Newman
  • Christine by Stephen King
  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
  • Fallen Angels by Walter Myers
  • The New Teenage Body Book by Kathy McCoy and Charles Wibbelsman
  • Little Red Riding Hood by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
  • The Headless Cupid by Zilpha Snyder
  • Night Chills by Dean Koontz
  • Lord of the Flies by William Golding
  • A Separate Peace by John Knowles
  • Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
  • The Color Purple by Alice Walker
  • James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
  • The Learning Tree by Gordon Parks
  • The Witches of Worm by Zilpha Snyder
  • My Brother Sam Is Dead by James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier
  • The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
  • Cujo by Stephen King
  • The Great Gilly Hopkins by Katherine Paterson
  • The Figure in the Shadows by John Bellairs
  • On My Honor by Marion Dane Bauer
  • In the Night Kitchen by Maurice Sendak
  • Grendel by John Champlin Gardner
  • I Have to Go by Robert Munsch
  • Annie on My Mind by Nancy Garden
  • The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
  • The Pigman by Paul Zindel
  • My House by Nikki Giovanni
  • Then Again, Maybe I Won’t by Judy Blume
  • The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
  • Witches, Pumpkins, and Grinning Ghosts: The Story of the Halloween Symbols by Edna Barth
  • One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • Scary Stories 3: More Tales to Chill Your Bones by Alvin Schwartz
Did you like this? Share it:

3 thoughts on “Banned Books in the ’90s

  1. Heather

    Banning a book just makes people curious. If they really didn’t want people to read it, they’d put it in the required reading section.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.