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The 100 Most Frequently Challenged Books of 1990-2000 Found in the Bessie Chin Library September 2005

  1. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
  2. The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier
  3. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
  4. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
  5. Harry Potter (Series) by J.K. Rowling
  6. Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
  7. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
  8. The Giver by Lois Lowry
  9. The Color Purple by Alice Walker
  10. Earth’s Children (Series) by Jean M. Auel
  11. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
  12. Go Ask Alice by Anonymous
  13. Fallen Angels by Walter Dean Myers
  14. In the Night Kitchen by Maurice Sendak
  15. Kaffir Boy by Mark Mathabane
  16. Blubber by Judy Blume
  17. Killing Mr. Griffin by Lois Duncan
  18. We All Fall Down by Robert Cormier
  19. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
  20. Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George
  21. The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
  22. What’s Happening to my Body? Book for Girls: A Growing-Up Guide for Parents & Daughters by Lynda Madaras
  23. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  24. Beloved by Toni Morrison
  25. The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
  26. The Pigman by Paul Zindel
  27. Deenie by Judy Blume
  28. Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
  29. Annie on my Mind by Nancy Garden
  30. A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein
  31. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
  32. Cujo by Stephen King
  33. Ordinary People by Judith Guest
  34. Fade by Robert Cormier
  35. The House of Spirits by Isabel Allende
  36. Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
  37. Lord of the Flies by William Golding
  38. Native Son by Richard Wright
  39. Jack by A.M. Homes
  40. Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo A. Anaya
  41. Carrie by Stephen King
  42. Tiger Eyes by Judy Blume
  43. The Dead Zone by Stephen King
  44. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
  45. Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
  46. Always Running by Luis Rodriguez
  47. Summer of My German Soldier by Bette Greene
  48. Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
  49. Running Loose by Chris Crutcher
  50. The Drowning of Stephen Jones by Bette Greene
  51. View from the Cherry Tree by Willo Davis Roberts