SBU’s Banned Books

List of our books which have been challenged or banned compiled by Meghan Lenahan.

1984 by George Orwell

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Analects by Confucius

Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

Beloved by Toni Morrison

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee Brown

The Call of the Wild by Jack London

Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer

Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

The Celluloid Closet: Homosexuality in the Movies by Vito Russo

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean Auel

The Color Purple by Alice Walker

Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems by Galilei Galileo

A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen

Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes

Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

The Graphic Work of M.C. Escher by M.C. Escher

Grendel by John C. Gardner

Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift

Hamlet by William Shakespeare

The Happy Prince and Other Stories by Oscar Wilde

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

King Lear by William Shakespeare

Le Morte D’Arthur by Sir Thomas Malory

Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder

The Lords of Discipline by Pat Conroy

The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury

The Odyssey by Homer

On the Origin of Species by Charles B. Darwin

Paradise Lost by John Milton

Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry

The Rolling Stone Illustrated History of Rock and Roll. Jim Miller, ed.

Satanic Verses. Salman Rushdie

Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison

Tom Jones by Henry Fielding

Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare

Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe

Welcome to the Monkey by House. Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

Zen Buddhism: Selected Writings by D.T. Suzuki.




* Props to Lauren for attempting to put the list together.



One Response

  1. Great reading list.


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