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Chapter 1: A Survey of Major Bookbanning Incidents
Kanawha County: West-By God-Virginia
Godless Textbooks in Washington County, Virginia
Island Trees v. Pico: A First Amendment Victory
Conflict and Compromise in Prince George's County
Hawkins County, Tennessee: My Way or the Highway
Graves County: Kentucky-Fried Faulkner
Panama City, Florida: Darkness in the Sunshine State
Blasphemy in Cheshire, Connecticut
Impressions: The Textbook That Brought Paganism to
California Public Schools
Nappy Hair: It Took a Book to Lose a Teacher
Black and Banned: Books by African Women Cause a
Furor in Maryland



Chapter 2: The Law on Bookbanning
Background
Appropriate Means and Legitimate Purposes
The Right to Receive Ideas
Secularism and Sex: The Twin Threats to America
Hazelwood: A Chill Wind for the 1990s
Improving on the First Amendment: States Seek
Remedies to Hazelwood Restraints
Positive Impressions: Courts and Schools Find Common
Ground
Legislative Attacks on the Internet: Implications for
Bookbanning in Schools and Libraries
Hit Man: The Courts Say the Book Made Him Do It
Chapter 3: Voices of Banned Authors
Judy Blume
Daniel Cohen
Robert Cormier
David Guterson
Leslea Newman
Katherine Paterson
Jan Slepian
Chapter 4: The Most Frequently Banned or Challenged
Books, 1996-2000
The Harry Potter Books, by J.K. Rowling
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain
(Samuel Clemens)
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, by Maya Angelou
Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck
The Chocolate War, by Robert Cormier
It's Perfectly Normal: A Book about Changing Bodies,
Growing Up, Sex, and Sexual Health, by Robie H. Harris



The Color Purple, by Alice Walker
My Brother Sam Is Dead, by James Lincoln Collier and
Christopher Collier
Kaffir Boy: The True Story of a Black Youth's Coming of Age
in Apartheid South Africa, by Mark Mathabane
The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger
Daddy's Roommate, by Michael Willhoite
The House of Spirits, by Isabel Allende
Native Son, by Richard Wright
Fallen Angels, by Walter Myers
Beloved, by Toni Morrison
Goosebumps Series, by R.L. Stine
Snow Falling on Cedars, by David Guterson
We All Fall Down, by Robert Cormier
Go Ask Alice, by Anonymous
Bless Me, Ultima, by Rudolfo Anaya
The Handmaid's Tale, by Margaret Atwood
The Bluest Eye, by Toni Morrison
Flowers for Algernon, by Daniel Keyes
To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee
Iceman, by Chris Lynch
The Alice Series, by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley
One Fat Summer, by Robert Lipsyte
Always Running: La Vida Loca: Gang Days in L.A., by Luis
A. Rodriguez
Slaughterhouse-Five, by Kurt Vonnegut
The Joy of Gay Sex/The New Joy of Gay Sex, by Charles
Silverstein
Forever, by Judy Blume
Heather Has Two Mommies, by Lesl6a Newman



Two Teenagers in Twenty: Writings by Gay and Lesbian
Youth, edited by Ann Heron
The Drowning of Stephen Jones, by Bette Greene
Women on Top: How Real Life Has Changed Women's
Sexual Fantasies, by Nancy Friday
The Giver, by Lois Lowry
The Witches, by Roald Dahl
Blubber, by Judy Blume
A Day No Pigs Would Die, by Robert Newton Peck
Ordinary People, by Judith Guest
Julie of the Wolves, by Jean Craighead George
Jack, by A.M. Homes
Being There, by Jerzy Kosinski
Captain Underpants Series, by Dav Pilkey
Fool's Crow, James Welch
Cujo, by Stephen King
A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeleine L'Engle
Crazy Lady, by Jane Leslie Conly
Black Boy, by Richard Wright
Appendixes
A(1). Office for Intellectual Freedom: The 100 Most
Frequently Challenged Books of 1990-2000
A(2). OIF Censorship Database 1990-2000: Initiator of
Challenge (Chart)
A(3). OIF Censorship Database 1990-2000: Institution
Being Challenged (Chart)
A(4). OIF Censorship Database 1990-2000: Challenges by
Type (Chart)
A(5). OIF Censorship Database 1990-2000: Challenges by
Year (Chart)
B. Office for Intellectual Freedom: The Most Frequently
Challenged Books and Authors of 2000








Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Censorship United States, Textbooks Censorship United States, Public libraries Censorship United States, Public schools Censorship United States, Book selection United States, Public libraries Book selection United States