We All Fall Down by Robert Cormier

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We All Fall Down
By Robert Cormier

A group of boys trash a house and nearly kill a girl, and that's just in the first few paragraphs. Book was banned for alcohol, violence, and sexual content.

Banned

#41 on 100 most frequently challenged books: 1990–1999

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

1994 - California - Pulled from school libraries in Stockton after parents complained it glorified alcoholism and violence, contains a violent rape scene, and profanity

1998 - Ontario, Canada - Complaint from a parent in Simcoe County for violence

2000

Florida - Removed from Carver Middle School library in Leesburg after parents complained about content and language

Texas - Restricted in Arlington middle and high schools for parental permission for violence

2001 - Pennsylvania - Challenged in Tamaqua Area School District for not being age appropriate.

2003 - Kansas - Removed from a Baldwin ninth grade class by the superintendent because "it was clear to him it wasn't fit for his own daughter or granddaughter" after complaints of profanity and sexual content.

2005 - New Jersey - Challenged and retained at Cherry Hill Public Library's young adult section by a parent claiming the book was unfit for the age group with "deplorable" content.

Sources

We All Fall Down the Center of Controversy in Arlington School Libraries - American Libraries

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

We All Fall Down By Robert Cormier - Freedom to Read Canada

Top 100 Banned/Challenged Books: 2000-2009 - ALA

100 most frequently challenged books: 1990–1999 - ALA

We All Fall Down (Robert Cormier novel) - Wikipedia

We All Fall Down by Robert Cormier - Google Books

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Killing Mr. Griffin by Lois Duncan 30

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Killing Mr. Griffin
By Lois Duncan

A bunch of kids decide it would be funny to kidnap their teacher but everything goes horribly wrong, mostly because one of them is Bonkers McCrazynuts.


Banned

Contains violence, murder, drinking, drugs, lying to authority, peer pressure and smoking

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

1988 - California - Challenged at the Sinnott Elementary School in Milpitas for containing "needlessly foul" language and had no "redeeming qualities"

1992 - California - Removed from Bonsall Middle School eighth-grade reading list because of violence and profanity

1995 - Pennsylvania - Challenged ain the Shenandoah Valley Junior-Senior High School curriculum for violence, language, and unflattering references to God

2000 - Pennsylvania - Challenged in a Bristol Borough middle school for violence and language

2001 - South Carolina - Greenville school board voted to keep the book



"Dances and Dames"

Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

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Sources:

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

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