Of the ALA list I've read: 1.Scary Stories by Alvin Schwartz 5. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Mark Twain 6. Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck 7. Harry Potter - J.K Rowling 13. The Catcher in the Rye - J.D Salinger 23. Go Ask Alice - Anonoymous (I would really recommend this to anyone!) 27. The Witches - Roald Dahl 41. To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee 84. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer - Mark Twain 90. Little Black Sambo - Helen Bannermann
Last read: Girl's Guide to Hunting and Fishing by Melissa Bank Reading now:Naked Lunch by William Burroughs Next read: The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck
Post by mockingbrid on Feb 8, 2008 13:13:59 GMT -5
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer was banned at my school because of one particular word in it while my class was in the middle of reading it. This suprises me because several others on this list are required reading in my school as well and have way worse content than Tom Sawyer does!
Collection of short stories published by an independent editor
This is a bit old but I've just come across it and I love the idea of purposely reading banned books!
1. Scary Stories (Series) by Alvin Schwartz 6. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck 7. Harry Potter (Series) by J.K. Rowling 8. Forever by Judy Blume 9. Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson 10. Alice (Series) by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor 13. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger 16. Goosebumps (Series) by R.L. Stine 21. The Great Gilly Hopkins by Katherine Paterson 22. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle 23. Go Ask Alice by Anonymous 24. Fallen Angels by Walter Dean Myers 25. In the Night Kitchen by Maurice Sendak 27. The Witches by Roald Dahl 29. Anastasia Krupnik (Series) by Lois Lowry 32. Blubber by Judy Blume 38. Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George 41. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee 43. The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton 46. Deenie by Judy Blume 51. A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein 56. James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl 62. Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret by Judy Blume 68. The Face on the Milk Carton by Caroline Cooney 78. Tiger Eyes by Judy Blume 88. Where's Waldo? by Martin Hanford 96. How to Eat Fried Worms by Thomas Rockwell 97. View from the Cherry Tree by Willo Davis Roberts
5. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain 6. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck 7. Harry Potter (Series) by J.K. Rowling 8. Forever by Judy Blume 10. Alice (Series) by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor 13. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger 23. Go Ask Alice by Anonymous 39. The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison 41. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee 62. Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret by Judy Blume 77. Carrie by Stephen King 85. Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison 88. Where's Waldo? by Martin Hanford