Top 100 Banned Books List of Past Decade – Most Banned & Challenged Books by ALA

Top 100 banned books list of past decade i.e 2010-2019 available, check the top 100 most banned and challenged books along with author names published by ALA

Top 100 Banned Books List

American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) has been documenting attempts to ban books in libraries and schools since 1990. Top 100 banned books list of past decade with author names, check the top 100 most banned and challenged books of 2010-2019 along with author names published by ALA. The OIF has compiled this list of the most banned and challenged books from 2010-2019 based on reviews from both the public and confidential censorship reports that it received.

This top 100 banned books list draws attention to literary censorship but only provides a snapshot of book challenges. About 82-97% of challenges remain unreported, estimates OIF, which compared results from several independent studies of third-party FOIA requests documenting school and library book censorship with the information in its database.

OIF offers direct support to communities to defend their right to access information. If you’re able, please consider a donation to OIF to ensure this important work continues. The list of 100 notable banned or challenged books throughout 2010 to 2019 can be checked here.

Top 100 Banned Books List of Past Decade

Book Name Author
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian Sherman Alexie
Captain Underpants (series) Dav Pilkey
Thirteen Reasons Why Jay Asher
Looking for Alaska John Green
George Alex Gino
And Tango Makes Three Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell
Drama Raina Telgemeier
Fifty Shades of Grey E. L. James
Internet Girls (series) Lauren Myracle
The Bluest Eye Toni Morrison
The Kite Runner Khaled Hosseini
Hunger Games Suzanne Collins
I Am Jazz Jazz Jennings and Jessica Herthel
The Perks of Being a Wallflower Stephen Chbosky
To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee
Bone (series) Jeff Smith
The Glass Castle Jeannette Walls
Two Boys Kissing David Levithan
A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo Jill Twiss
Sex is a Funny Word Cory Silverberg
Alice McKinley (series) Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
It’s Perfectly Normal Robie H. Harris
Nineteen Minutes Jodi Picoult
Scary Stories (series) Alvin Schwartz
Speak Laurie Halse Anderson
A Brave New World Aldous Huxley
Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out Susan Kuklin
Of Mice and Men John Steinbeck
The Handmaid’s Tale Margaret Atwood
The Hate U Give Angie Thomas
Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic Alison Bechdel
It’s a Book Lane Smith
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Mark Twain
The Things They Carried Tim O’Brien
What My Mother Doesn’t Know Sonya Sones
A Child Called “It” Dave Pelzer
Bad Kitty (series) Nick Bruel
Crank Ellen Hopkins
Nickel and Dimed Barbara Ehrenreich
Persepolis Marjane Satrapi
The Adventures of Super Diaper Baby Dav Pilkey
This Day in June Gayle E. Pitman
This One Summer Mariko Tamaki
A Bad Boy Can Be Good For A Girl Tanya Lee Stone
Beloved Toni Morrison
Goosebumps (series) R.L. Stine
In Our Mothers’ House Patricia Polacco
Lush Natasha Friend
The Catcher in the Rye J. D. Salinger
The Color Purple Alice Walker
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Mark Haddon
The Holy Bible
This Book is Gay Juno Dawson
Eleanor & Park Rainbow Rowell
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close Jonathan Safran Foer
Gossip Girl (series) Cecily von Ziegesar
House of Night (series) P.C. Cast
My Mom’s Having A Baby Dori Hillestad Butler
Neonomicon Alan Moore
The Dirty Cowboy Amy Timberlake
The Giver Lois Lowry
Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl Anne Frank
Bless Me, Ultima Rudolfo Anaya
Draw Me a Star Eric Carle
Dreaming In Cuban Cristina Garcia
Fade Lisa McMann
The Family Book Todd Parr
Feed M.T. Anderson
Go the Fuck to Sleep Adam Mansbach
Habibi Craig Thompson
House of the Spirits Isabel Allende
Jacob’s New Dress Sarah Hoffman
Lolita Vladimir Nabokov
Monster Walter Dean Myers
Nasreen’s Secret School Jeanette Winter
Saga Brian K. Vaughan
Stuck in the Middle Ariel Schrag
The Kingdom of Little Wounds Susann Cokal
1984 George Orwell
A Clockwork Orange Anthony Burgess
Almost Perfect Brian Katcher
Awakening Kate Chopin
Burned Ellen Hopkins
Ender’s Game Orson Scott Card
Fallen Angels Walter Dean Myers
Glass Ellen Hopkins
Heather Has Two Mommies Lesle´a Newman
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Maya Angelou
Madeline and the Gypsies Ludwig Bemelmans
My Princess Boy Cheryl Kilodavis
Prince and Knight Daniel Haack
Revolutionary Voices: A Multicultural Queer Youth Anthology Amy Sonnie
Skippyjon Jones (series) Judith Schachner
So Far from the Bamboo Grove Yoko Kawashima Watkins
The Color of Earth (series) Tong-hwa Kim
The Librarian of Basra Jeanette Winter
The Walking Dead (series) Robert Kirkman
Tricks Ellen Hopkins
Uncle Bobby’s Wedding Sarah S Brannen
Year of Wonders Geraldine Brooks

You can click at the direct link – Most Challenged & Banned Books to check top 100 most challenged and banned books published by ALA. Please note that this list is not exhaustive, and the order is arbitrary.

There are different reasons for banning or challenging these books and can include objections to their content, themes, language, or perceived unsuitability for certain audiences.

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