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Pelham Library’s List of Banned Books 2008

October 4, 2008

This list is from Pelham Library in Ontario, Canada. These books have faced challenges in 2008. I love lists of banned/challenged books, simply because I trust that people are only threatened by things of value.

Wild Swans : Three Daughters of China
The House of the Spirits
Fair and Tender Ladies
Flowers In The Attic
Go Ask Alice
The Handmaid’s Tale
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Go Tell It on the Mountain
In The Heat Of The Night
On My Honor
Figure In The Shadows
Uncle Tom’s Cabin
Olive’s Ocean
Forever
Earth’s Children (Series)
Fahrenheit 451
The Martian Chronicles
Girl 15, Charming but Insane
The Moves Make the Man
Prince of Tides
Clockwork Orange
Naked Lunch
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
The Adventures of the Blue Avenger
Ricochet River
The Goats
Jump Ship to Freedom
My Brother Sam Is Dead
Crazy Lady!
Les Miserables
Watchmen
The Lords of Discipline
Tropic of Cancer
The Golden Compass (series)
Princess Diaries (series)
Just Listen
The Terrorist
Alice (Series)
Inkheart
Freedom Writers Diary
Athletic Shorts: Six Short Stories
The Chocolate War
Stotan!
The Scarlet Letter
American Tragedy
Killing Mr. Griffin
Such is My Beloved
Invisible Man
As I Lay Dying
The Wars
The Great Gatsby
Pillars Of The Earth
The Diary of a Young Girl
America
Love in the Time of Cholera
One Hundred Years of Solitude
Annie on My Mind
Grendel
Julie of the Wolves
Lord Of The Flies

Ordinary People
Stones from the River
Catch-22
It’s Not the End of the World
James and the Giant Peach
The Cider House Rules
The Indian in the Cupboard
Who Is Frances Rain?
We All Fall Down
The Sun Also Rises
Red Sky at Morning
The Outsiders
Their Eyes Were Watching God
Animal Farm

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
Flowers for Algernon
It
Leaves of Grass
Just Listen
The Talisman
Carrie
Tommyknockers
Different Seasons
A Separate Peace
Funhouse
Sons and Lovers
Lady Chatterley’s Lover
Women in Love
The Diviners
The Beet Fields
To Kill a Mockingbird
A Wrinkle in Time

Richard II
Of Mice And Men
East of Eden
Catcher in the Rye
Ulysses
The Naked and The Dead
Sanctuary
Who Has Seen The Wind
Then Again, Maybe I Won’t
Kane & Abel
The Satanic Verses
Sexy
Chronicles of Narnia (series)
Scary Stories
Cradle and All
Gossip Girl (series)
Frankenstein
Harry Potter (series)
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
The Color Purple

Kaffir Boy
Fallen Angels
A Light in the Attic
The Lovely Bones
The Giver
Bridge to Terabithia
Jacob Have I Loved
Call of the Wild
Canterbury Tales
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

The Complete Grimm’s Fairy Tales
Don Quixote
Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress
The Tenth Circle
Dr. Zhivago
A Day No Pigs Would Die
Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn
The Chronicles Of Prydain (series)
In Cold Blood
The Hammer of Eden
Witches
Anastasia Krupnik
Bluest Eye
Beloved
The Pigman
Deenie
The Boy Who Lost His Face
The Wars
Slaughterhouse-Five
Native Son
Jack
Tiger Eyes
Dead Zone
Always Running : La Vida Loca:
Song of Solomon
Summer of My German Soldier
Running Loose
How to Eat Fried Worms
The View from the Cherry Tree
The Headless Cupid
Terrorist
A Time to Kill
Earth, My Butt, & Other Big Round Things
Lolita
Brokeback Mountain
The Kite Runner
Dangerous Girls
The Grapes of Wrath
Doll Baby
When Jeff Comes Home
A Series of Unfortunate Events (series)
Luna
What You Never Knew About Tubs, Toilets, & Showers
A Prayer for Owen Meany
Hold Fast
Lives of Girls and Women
Suite Française
The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz
Underground To Canada
How Do You Spell Abducted?
Black Like Me
Doctor Zhivago
Snow Falling on Cedars
13: Thirteen Stories That Capture the Agony and
Ecstasy of Being Thirteen

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