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How Scandalous Is Your Reading History?

Based on ALA's lists of frequently banned and challenged books in the U.S., found here, here, and here.

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  1. Check off every banned book that you've read!

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    "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald
    "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald
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    "The Grapes of Wrath" by John Steinbeck
    "The Grapes of Wrath" by John Steinbeck
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    "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee
    "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee
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    "The Color Purple" by Alice Walker
    "The Color Purple" by Alice Walker
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    "Ulysses" by James Joyce
    "Ulysses" by James Joyce
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    "Beloved" by Toni Morrison
    "Beloved" by Toni Morrison
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    "1984" by George Orwell
    "1984" by George Orwell
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    "Lolita" by Vladimir Nabokov
    "Lolita" by Vladimir Nabokov
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    "Catch-22" by Joseph Heller
    "Catch-22" by Joseph Heller
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    "Animal Farm" by George Orwell
    "Animal Farm" by George Orwell
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    "The Sun Also Rises" by Ernest Hemingway
    "The Sun Also Rises" by Ernest Hemingway
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    "As I Lay Dying" by William Faulkner
    "As I Lay Dying" by William Faulkner
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    "A Farewell to Arms" by Ernest Hemingway
    "A Farewell to Arms" by Ernest Hemingway
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    "Their Eyes Were Watching God" by Zora Neale Hurston
    "Their Eyes Were Watching God" by Zora Neale Hurston
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    "Invisible Man" by Ralph Ellison
    "Invisible Man" by Ralph Ellison
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    "Gone With The Wind" by Margaret Mitchell
    "Gone With The Wind" by Margaret Mitchell
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    "For Whom The Bell Tolls" by Ernest Hemingway
    "For Whom The Bell Tolls" by Ernest Hemingway
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    "The Call of the Wild" by Jack London
    "The Call of the Wild" by Jack London
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    "Go Tell It On The Mountain" by James Baldwin
    "Go Tell It On The Mountain" by James Baldwin
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    "The Lord of the Rings" (trilogy) by J.R.R. Tolkien
    "The Lord of the Rings" (trilogy) by J.R.R. Tolkien
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    "The Jungle" by Upton Sinclair
    "The Jungle" by Upton Sinclair
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    "Lady Chatterley's Lover" by D.H. Lawrence
    "Lady Chatterley's Lover" by D.H. Lawrence
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    "A Clockwork Orange" by Anthony Burgess
    "A Clockwork Orange" by Anthony Burgess
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    "The Awakening" by Kate Chopin
    "The Awakening" by Kate Chopin
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    "In Cold Blood" by Truman Capote
    "In Cold Blood" by Truman Capote
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    "The Satanic Verses" by Salman Rushdie
    "The Satanic Verses" by Salman Rushdie
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    "Sophie's Choice" by William Styron
    "Sophie's Choice" by William Styron
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    "Cat's Cradle" by Kurt Vonnegut
    "Cat's Cradle" by Kurt Vonnegut
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    "A Separate Peace" by John Knowles
    "A Separate Peace" by John Knowles
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    "Naked Lunch" by William S. Burroughs
    "Naked Lunch" by William S. Burroughs
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    "Brideshead Revisited" by Evelyn Waugh
    "Brideshead Revisited" by Evelyn Waugh
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    "Tropic of Cancer" by Henry Miller
    "Tropic of Cancer" by Henry Miller
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    "Rabbit, Run" by John Updike
    "Rabbit, Run" by John Updike
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    "Of Mice and Men" by John Steinbeck
    "Of Mice and Men" by John Steinbeck
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    "Bridge to Terabithia" by Katherine Paterson
    "Bridge to Terabithia" by Katherine Paterson
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    "The Giver" by Lois Lowry
    "The Giver" by Lois Lowry
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    "Sex" by Madonna
    "Sex" by Madonna
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    "The Witches" by Roald Dahl
    "The Witches" by Roald Dahl
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    "A Wrinkle In Time" by Madeleine L'Engle
    "A Wrinkle In Time" by Madeleine L'Engle
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    "The Stupids" (series) by Harry Allard
    "The Stupids" (series) by Harry Allard
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    "Blubber" by Judy Blume
    "Blubber" by Judy Blume
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    "Julie of the Wolves" by Jean Craighead George
    "Julie of the Wolves" by Jean Craighead George
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    "The Handmaid's Tale" by Margaret Atwood
    "The Handmaid's Tale" by Margaret Atwood
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    "The Outsiders" by S.E. Hinton
    "The Outsiders" by S.E. Hinton
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    "Flowers for Algernon" by Daniel Keyes
    "Flowers for Algernon" by Daniel Keyes
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    Harry Potter (series) by J.K. Rowling
    Harry Potter (series) by J.K. Rowling
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    "Cujo" by Stephen King
    "Cujo" by Stephen King
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    "James and the Giant Peach" by Roald Dahl
    "James and the Giant Peach" by Roald Dahl
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    "A Light in the Attic" by Shel Silverstein
    "A Light in the Attic" by Shel Silverstein
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    "Ordinary People" by Judith Guest
    "Ordinary People" by Judith Guest
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    "American Psycho" by Bret Easton Ellis
    "American Psycho" by Bret Easton Ellis
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    "Brave New World" by Aldous Huxley
    "Brave New World" by Aldous Huxley
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    "The Anarchist Cookbook" by William Powell
    "The Anarchist Cookbook" by William Powell
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    "Are You There God? It's Me Margaret" by Judy Blume
    "Are You There God? It's Me Margaret" by Judy Blume
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    "Killing Mr. Griffin" by Lois Duncan
    "Killing Mr. Griffin" by Lois Duncan
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    "Slaughterhouse-Five" by Kurt Vonnegut
    "Slaughterhouse-Five" by Kurt Vonnegut
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    "Lord of the Flies" by William Golding
    "Lord of the Flies" by William Golding
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    "Native Son" by Richard Wright
    "Native Son" by Richard Wright
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    "Women On Top" by Nancy Friday
    "Women On Top" by Nancy Friday
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    "The House of Spirits" by Isabel Allende
    "The House of Spirits" by Isabel Allende
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    "The Face On The Milk Carton" by Caroline Cooney
    "The Face On The Milk Carton" by Caroline Cooney
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    "Carrie" by Stephen King
    "Carrie" by Stephen King
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    "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" by Mark Twain
    "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" by Mark Twain
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    "Song Of Solomon" by Toni Morrison
    "Song Of Solomon" by Toni Morrison
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    "Where's Waldo?" (series) by Martin Hanford
    "Where's Waldo?" (series) by Martin Hanford
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    "The Pillars of the Earth" by Ken Follett
    "The Pillars of the Earth" by Ken Follett
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    "The Chocolate War" by Robert Cormier
    "The Chocolate War" by Robert Cormier
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    "I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings" by Maya Angelou
    "I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings" by Maya Angelou
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    "Scary Stories" (series) by Alvin Schwartz
    "Scary Stories" (series) by Alvin Schwartz
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    "His Dark Materials" trilogy ("The Golden Compass") by Philip Pullman
    "His Dark Materials" trilogy ("The Golden Compass") by Philip Pullman
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    "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" by Stephen Chbosky
    "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" by Stephen Chbosky
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    "Captain Underpants" (series) by Dav Pilkey
    "Captain Underpants" (series) by Dav Pilkey
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    "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" by Mark Twain
    "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" by Mark Twain
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    "The Bluest Eye" by Toni Morrison
    "The Bluest Eye" by Toni Morrison
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    "Forever" by Judy Blume
    "Forever" by Judy Blume
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    "Go Ask Alice" by Anonymous
    "Go Ask Alice" by Anonymous
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    "Catcher in the Rye" by J.D. Salinger
    "Catcher in the Rye" by J.D. Salinger
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    "In the Night Kitchen" by Maurice Sendak
    "In the Night Kitchen" by Maurice Sendak
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    "My Brother Sam Is Dead" by James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier
    "My Brother Sam Is Dead" by James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier
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    "Snow Falling On Cedars" by David Guterson
    "Snow Falling On Cedars" by David Guterson
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    "Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging" by Louise Rennison
    "Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging" by Louise Rennison
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    "Gossip Girl" (series) by Cecily von Ziegesar
    "Gossip Girl" (series) by Cecily von Ziegesar
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    "One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest" by Ken Kesey
    "One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest" by Ken Kesey
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    "The Kite Runner" by Khaled Hosseini
    "The Kite Runner" by Khaled Hosseini
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    "Speak" by Laurie Halse Anderson
    "Speak" by Laurie Halse Anderson
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    "The Things They Carried" by Tim O'Brien
    "The Things They Carried" by Tim O'Brien
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    "Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry" by Mildred Taylor
    "Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry" by Mildred Taylor
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    "A Time To Kill" by John Grisham
    "A Time To Kill" by John Grisham
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    "Fahrenheit 451" by Ray Bradbury
    "Fahrenheit 451" by Ray Bradbury
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    "Junie B. Jones" (series) by Barbara Park
    "Junie B. Jones" (series) by Barbara Park
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    "The Lovely Bones" by Alice Sebold
    "The Lovely Bones" by Alice Sebold
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    "Friday Night Lights" by H.G. Bissenger
    "Friday Night Lights" by H.G. Bissenger
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    "Goosebumps" (series) by R.L. Stine
    "Goosebumps" (series) by R.L. Stine
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