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Book Bans and Challenges: Ban Lists

This guide is to provide access & information concerning all currently challenged and banned books in the United States.

The Top 12 Banned Books in 2022

  1. Gender Queer: A Memoir by Maia Kobabe
  2. All Boys Aren't Blue by George M. Johnson
  3. Out of Darkness by Ashley Hope Pérez
  4. The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
  5. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
  6. Lawn Boy by Jonathan Evison
  7. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
  8. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews
  9. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
  10. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  11. l8r, g8r by Lauren Myracle
  12. Crank by Ellen Hopkins

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The Top 10 Banned Books of All Time

  1. 1984 by George Orwell
  2. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
  3. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
  4. The Color Purple by Alice Walker
  5. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  6. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
  7. Lord of the Flies by William Golding
  8. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
  9. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey
  10. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

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