The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien

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The Things They Carried
By Tim O'Brien

War is hell but not in this book of truth-telling fiction. Crank up the Credence because we're going to 'Nam and learning what the war was really like.

Banned

#65 Top Banned and Challenged Books 2000-2009

1992 - Wisconsin - Because of "anti-American attitudes, offensive language, political bias, and disturbing fiction" it was removed from Waukesha classrooms

2000 - Pennsylvannia - Challenged but retained at Pennridge high school for language

2002 - Mississippi - Banned for profanity from George County schools

2006 - Illinois - Retained on the Northwest Suburban High School District 214 reading list in Arlintgon Heights with eight other titles based on excerpts from the internet. The board member instigating the challenges was elected amid promises of bringing Christian beliefs to decision making.

Sources 

ALA. "Top 100 Banned/Challenged Books: 2000-2009." Retrieved on 17 Aug 01 from http://www.ala.org/advocacy/bbooks/top-100-bannedchallenged-books-2000-2009

Doyle, Robert P. Banned Books: Challenging Our Freedom to Read. ALA. 2014.

O'Brien, Tim. The Things They Carried. Houghton Mifflin. Boston, Mass, 1990.

 

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The Terrorist by Caroline B Cooney

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The Terrorist
By Caroline B. Cooney

A young boy gets blowed up, his family get super sad, and then we wrap it all up pretty easy with a rather genre ending to a literary tale.

Banned

#63 on Top 100 Banned/Challenged Books: 2000-2009

2000

Iowa - Challenged but retained despite objections the story negatively depicts the Islamic religion and Arabic people at Franklin Middle School in Cedar Rapids

Maryland - Objections about anti-Arab content caused the book to be objected to but retained at Rockville in Montgomery County

Sources

ALA. "Top 100 Banned/Challenged Books: 2000-2009." Retrieved on 17 Aug 01 from http://www.ala.org/advocacy/bbooks/top-100-bannedchallenged-books-2000-2009

Doyle, Robert P. Banned Books: Challenging Our Freedom to Read. ALA. 2014.

Cooney, Caroline B. The Terrorist. Scholastic Inc. New York, 1997.

 

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Olive's Ocean by Kevin Henkes

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Olive's Ocean
By Kevin Henkes

A young girl goes with her family on vacation, she reflects on a dead classmate, and her dog doesn't die but the book won a Newberry Honor anyway.

Banned

#59 on Top 100 Banned/Challenged Books: 2000-2009

Some language, sexual discussions, and death

Sources

ALA. "Top 100 Banned/Challenged Books: 2000-2009." Retrieved on 17 Aug 01 from http://www.ala.org/advocacy/bbooks/top-100-bannedchallenged-books-2000-2009

Berman, Matt. "Olive's Ocean Book Review." Common Sense Media. Retrieved on 18 April 21 from https://www.commonsensemedia.org/book-reviews/olives-ocean


Henkes, Kevin. Olive's Ocean. HarperCollins Children's Books. New York, 2003.

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Fat Kid Rules the World by KL Going

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Fat Kid Rules the World
By K. L. Going

A fat kid gets introduced into the punk rock life by a manic junkie dream dude and we all learn a lesson about being aware of all the life around us.

Banned

#58 on Top 100 Banned/Challenged Books: 2000-2009

2007

Illinois - Challenged as a suggested summer reading at Alsip Prairie Junior High for being "laced with profanity and other mature content." The district superinendent planned to retain the title along with others.

South Carolina - Removed from the Pickens County middle and high school library shelves for "language, the sexual reference, and drug use… not appropriate for middle-school students."

Sources

ALA. "Top 100 Banned/Challenged Books: 2000-2009." Retrieved on 17 Aug 01 from http://www.ala.org/advocacy/bbooks/top-100-bannedchallenged-books-2000-2009

Doyle, Robert P. Banned Books: Challenging Our Freedom to Read. ALA. 2014.

Going, K. L. "Fat Kid Rules the World." G. P. Putnam's Sons. New York, 2003.

 

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The Facts Speak for Themselves by Brock Cole 120

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A young girl tells her horrifying story and if you don't need a shower after this one then you need to go to church.

Banned

#54 Top 100 Banned/Challenged Books: 2000-2009

Contains sex, violence, neglect, codependency, parental abuse, domestic abuse, alcohol use, smoking

Sources

ALA. "Top 100 Banned/Challenged Books: 2000-2009." Retrieved on 17 Aug 01 from http://www.ala.org/advocacy/bbooks/top-100-bannedchallenged-books-2000-2009

Cole, Brock. "The Facts Speak For Themselves." Puffin Books. New York, 1997.

Doyle, Robert P. Banned Books: Challenging Our Freedom to Read. ALA. 2014.

 

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You Hear Me? poems and writing by teenage boys, edited by Betsy Franco

by Banned Library in ,


A collection of poems by teenagers so get ready for some modern angst of Holden Caulfield levels.

Banned

#53 on Top 100 Banned/Challenged Books: 2000-2009

2003 - Georgia - Challenged by "a parent concerned about the book's language and topics" in Houston County public schools

Sources

ALA. "Top 100 Banned/Challenged Books: 2000-2009." Retrieved on 17 Aug 01 from http://www.ala.org/advocacy/bbooks/top-100-bannedchallenged-books-2000-2009

Doyle, Robert P. Banned Books: Challenging Our Freedom to Read. ALA. 2014.

Franco, Betsy, ed. "You Hear Me?: Poems and Writings by Teenage Boys." Candlewick Press. Somerville, Massachusetts: 2000.

Poetry Foundation. "Betsy Franco." Chicago, IL: 2018. Retrieved March 31, 2018 from https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/betsy-franco

Titus, Ron. "You Hear Me?: Poems and Writings by Teenaged Boys." Marshall University Libraries. 2011. Retrieved March 31, 2018 from http://www.marshall.edu/library/bannedbooks/books/youhearme.asp

 

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Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

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Thirteen Reasons Why
By Jay Asher

A problematic author with a story containing a very muddled message about suicide.

Banned

2012 - 3rd most challenged book, according to ALA; Challenged for drugs, alcohol, smoking, being sexually explicit, suicide, and being unsuited for age group

2017

Alberta, Canada - St. Vincent Elementary School in Edmonton banned all mention of the series on campus

Colorado - At Mesa County School District, the curriculum director ordered librarians to stop circulating the book. Librarians and counselors deliberated for three hours and determined the book was not as graphic as the TV series. Parents in the school distrcit recieved notices alerting them to the possible influence of the series.

Illinois - Challenged and under review in the sophomore-level Academic English II classes at Lemont Hishg School District 210 because a parent considered it "pornographic."

Sources

ALA. "Top 100 Banned/Challenged Books: 2000-2009." Retrieved on 17 Aug 01 from http://www.ala.org/advocacy/bbooks/top-100-bannedchallenged-books-2000-2009

Ahsan, Sadaf. "Netflix adds trigger warnings to 13 Reasons Why after Canadian school board bans series for 'glamorizing' suicide." National Post. May 2, 2017. Retrieved March 9, 2017 from http://nationalpost.com/entertainment/television/netflix-adds-trigger-warnings-to-13-reasons-why-after-canadian-school-board-bans-series-for-glamorizing-suicide

Asher, Jay. Thirteen Reasons Why. Razorbill. New York, 2007.

Collins, Cathy. "Thirteen Reasons Why Controversy." Intellectual Freedom Blog. The Office for Intellectual Freedom of the American Library Association. June 7, 2017. Retrieved on March 9, 2018 from http://www.oif.ala.org/oif/?p=9793

Highfill, Samantha. "13 Reasons Why: Netflix says Jay Asher 'was not involved' in season 2." EW.com. Retrieved on March 9, 2018 from http://ew.com/tv/2018/02/13/13-reasons-why-season-2-jay-asher/

Titus, Ron. "Thirteen Reasons Why." Marshall University Libraries. June 28, 2017.  Retrieved on March 9, 2018 from http://www.marshall.edu/library/bannedbooks/books/thirteenreasonswhy.asp


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