BANNED AND CHALLENGED BOOKS IN THE FARNSWORTH ROOM∗

Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya
(FARNSWORTH PS3551.N27 B57 x)
Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel
(FARNSWORTH PN6727.B3757 Z46 2006)
The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty
(FARNSWORTH PS3552.L392 E89x)
The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
(FARNSWORTH PS3552.R685434 D3 2003)
A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
(FARNSWORTH PR6052.U638 C5 1962x )
Running with Scissors by Augusten Burroughs
(FARNSWORTH PS3552.U745 Z477 2002)
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
(FARNSWORTH PS3553.H3469 P47 1999)
Just Listen by Sarah Dessen
(FARNSWORTH PS3604.E87 J87 2006x)
Lord of the Flies by William Golding
(FARNSWORTH PR6013.O35 L6 2003)
The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton
(FARNSWORTH PS3558.I548 O98 2006x)
Cujo by Stephen King
(FARNSWORTH PS3561.I483 C8)
Fallen Angels by Walter Dean Myers
(FARNSWORTH PS3563.Y48 F35 2008x)
A Day No Pigs Would Die by Robert Newton Peck
(FARNSWORTH PS3566.E254 D33)
Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison
(FARNSWORTH PR6118.E596 A54 2006x)
Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling
(FARNSWORTH PR6068.O93 H31-37)
Prep, by Curtis Sittenfeld
(FARNSWORTH PS3619.I94 P74 2005)
Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White
(FARNSWORTH PS3545.H5187 C43 1999x)
∗“A challenge is an attempt to remove or restrict materials, based upon the objections of a person or group.
A banning is the removal of those materials.” (American Library Assn.) Books are challenged for all sorts of
reasons. To see why these and many other titles have been challenged or banned, go to http://tinyurl.com/oc5cgv
and http://bannedbooksweek.org.

The
House
of
Spirits
by
Isabel
Allende
(PQ8098.1.L54
C313)

How
the
Garcia
Girls
Lost
Their
Accents
by
Julia
Alvarez
(PS3551.L845
H66
1991)

I
Know
Why
the
Caged
Bird
Sings
by
Maya
Angelou
(E185.97.A56
A3,
E185.86
.H68)

The
Handmaid's
Tale
by
Margaret
Atwood
(PR9199.3.A8
H3
x)

Go
Tell
It
on
the
Mountain
by
James
Baldwin
(PS3552.A45
A6
1998,
PS3552.A45
G62)

Are
you
there
god
it's
me,
Margaret
by
Judy
Blume
(PS3552.L843
A74
1991x)

Fahrenheit
451
by
Ray
Bradbury
(PS3503.R167
F3x)

Red
Sky
at
Morning
by
Richard
Bradford
(PS3552.R22
R4x)

Naked
Lunch
by
William
Burroughs
(PS3552.U75
N3
1992bx)

In
Cold
Blood
by
Truman
Capote
(HV6533.K3
C3)

Girl
With
a
Pearl
Earring
by
Tracy
Chevalier
(PS3553.H4367
G572
1999x)

The
Awakening
by
Kate
Chopin
(
PS1294.C63
A15
2002,
PS1294.C63
A6435
1993,
etc.)

Heart
of
Darkness
by
Joseph
Conrad
(PR6005.O4
H4)

The
Prince
of
Tides
by
Pat
Conroy
(PS3553.O5198
P7
1986)

The
Chocolate
War
by
Robert
Cormier
(PS3553.O653
C46
2004x)

The
Witches
by
Roald
Dahl
(PR6054.A35
W58
1983)

The
Invisible
Man
by
Ralph
Ellison
(PS3555.L625
I5
1994)

As
I
Lay
Dying
by
William
Faulkner


(PS3511.A86
A85
1990
)

The
Great
Gatsby
by
F.
Scott
Fitzgerald

(PS3511.I9
G7
)

The
Autobiography
of
Miss
Jane
Pittman
by
Ernest
J.
Gaines
(PS3557.A355
A97x,
PS3557.A355
A9x)

The
Blind
Owl
by
Sadegh
Hedayat
(PK6561.H43
B813
1957x)

Catch­22
by
Joseph
Heller
(PS3558.E476
C3)

A
Farewell
to
Arms,
For
Whom
the
Bell
Tolls,
and
The
Sun
Also
Rises
by
Ernest
Hemingway



(PS3515.E37
F3
1969,
PS3515.E37
F6
1996,

PS3515.E37
S8)

Their
Eyes
Were
Watching
God
by
Zora
Neale
Hurston
(PS3515.U789
T639
1990,
PS3515.U789
T48x
1978)

Brave
New
World
by
Aldous
Huxley
(PR6015.U9
B65
x,
PR6015.U9
B68x)

Ulysses
by
James
Joyce
(PR6019.O9
U4)

One
Flew
Over
the
Cuckoo's
Nest
by
Ken
Kesey
(PS3561.E667
O5
1962x)

Carrie
and
Christine
by
Stephen
King

(PS3561.I483
C37
x,
1974,
PS3561.I483
C4
1983)

A
Separate
Peace
by
John
Knowles
(PS3561.N68
S4
1986)

A
Wrinkle
in
Time
by
Madeleine
L'Engle
(PS3523.E55
W75
1997x)

Sons
and
Lovers
and
Women
in
Love
by
D.H.
Lawrence
(PR6023.A93
S6
1992,
PR6023.A93
W6
1974)

To
Kill
a
Mockingbird
by
Harper
Lee
(PS3562.E353
T6
1995,
PS3562.E353
T6x)

Call
of
the
Wild
by
Jack
London

(PS3523.O46
A6
,
PS3523.O46
C3)

The
Naked
and
the
Dead
by
Norman
Mailer
(PS3525.A4152
N34
1981)

Kaffir
Boy
by
Mark
Mathabane
(DT779.95.M38
A34
1986)

Tropic
of
Cancer
by
Henry
Miller
(PS3525.I5454
T7
1961)

Gone
with
the
Wind
by
Margaret
Mitchell

(PS3525.I972
G6
1964a
)

Beloved,
The
Bluest
Eye,
and
Song
of
Solomon
by
Toni
Morrison
(PS3563.O8749
B4,
PS3563.O8749
B55,

PS3563.O8749
S6)

Lolita
by
Vladimir
Nabokov
(PS3527.A15
L6)

The
Things
They
Carried
by
Tim
O'Brien
(PS3565.B75
T48)

1984
by
George
Orwell
(PR6029.R8
N49
1949x)

The
Satanic
Verses
by
Salman
Rushdie
(PR9499.3.R8
S28
1989)

The
Catcher
in
the
Rye
by
J.D.
Salinger
(PS3537.A426
C3)

The
Lovely
Bones
by
Alice
Sebold
(PS3619.E26
L68
2002)

In
the
Night
Kitchen
by
Maurice
Sendak
(PS3569.E6
I5)

The
Bastard
of
Istanbul
by
Elif
Shafak
(PS3619.H328
B37
2007)

The
Jungle
by
Upton
Sinclair
(PS3537.I85
J85)

The
Grapes
of
Wrath
and
Of
Mice
and
Men
by
John
Steinbeck


(PS3537.T3234
G8
2002,
PS3537.T3234
O2x)

Huckleberry
Finn
and
Tom
Sawyer
by
Mark
Twain
(PS1305.A2
F5
2001,
PS1306.A2
G47
1982)


Cat's
Cradle
and
Slaughterhouse­Five
by
Kurt
Vonnegut

(PS3572.O5
C3
1998x,
PS3572.O5
S6)

The
Color
Purple
by
Alice
Walker

(PS3573.A425
C6
1982)

Black
Boy
and
Native
Son
by
Richard
Wright
(
PS3545.R815
Z96
2006,

PS3545.R815
N25
1998)


Source:
http://www.ala.org/ala/issuesadvocacy/banned/frequentlychallenged/index.cfm

Farnsworth
and
general
collection
lists
compiled
by
Julia
Starkey


BEYOND FARNSWORTH:
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