Bullies abound in Judy Blume's Blubber and on our top ten list of the best bullies in literature.
#43 on Top 100 Banned/Challenged Books: 2000-2009
1980 - Maryland - Removed from Montgomery County elementary schools
1981 - Arizona - Banned temporarily from Sunizona
Iowa - Challenged in Des Moines schools for "objectionable" subject matter
Ohio - Challenged at Xenia school libraries for undermining "authority since the word 'bitch' is used in connection with a teacher
Texas - Challenged at Smith Elementary School in Del Valle for the words "damn" and "bitch" and showed children cruelly teasing a classmate
Illinois - Banned but later restricted to parental permission at Peoria School District libraries for sexual content. language, and lack of social and literary value
New Jersey - Restricted at Lindenwold elementary school libraries for language
Pennsylvania - Removed from Hanover School District elementary and secondary libraries but later placed on "restricted shelf" at middle school libraries for being "indecent and inappropriate"
Wyoming - Challenged at the Casper school libraries
1985 - Montana - Challenged as profane, immoral and offensive but retained at Bozeman school libraries
1986 - Wisconsin - Challenged at Muskego Elementary school for language and "taunting (of an overweight girl) is never punished for her cruelty"
1991 - Ohio - Challenged at the Perry Township elementry school libraries because "bad is never punished. Good never comes to the fore. Evil is triumphant"
1998 - Alabama - Banned in Clements High School in Athens for language, but was later reversed
1999 - Texas - Removed from an elementary school in Arlington because educators objected to "verbal, physical, and sexual abuse of student upon student"
Doyle, Robert P. Banned Books: Challenging Our Freedom to Read. "Blume, Judy - Blubber." 2014