ALA 100 Most Frequently Challenged Books of 1990-1999

Given by American Library Association (ALA)

121 Works 936,565 Books 18,668 Reviews ½ 4.0
The ALA's list of the 100 most frequently challenged books between 1990-1999. Note, more than 100 actual books are listed, as the ALA lumps a series as one work (i.e. all four of the books that fell show more under The Stupids were subject to challenges, but only have a single listing as the series on the list).

See updated list for 1990-2000 challenged books here.
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Years:
All, 1999 (1)
WorkOrder LabelYear
Scary Stories Treasury: Three Books to Chill Your Bones by Alvin Schwartz
11656
Daddy's Roommate by Michael Willhoite
21990
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
31969
The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier
41974
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
51884
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
61937
Forever . . . by Judy Blume
71975
Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
81977
Heather Has Two Mommies by Lesléa Newman
91989
The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
101951
The Giver by Lois Lowry
111993
My Brother Sam is Dead by James Lincoln Collier
121974
It's Perfectly Normal: Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex, and Sexual Health (The Family Library) by Robie H. Harris
131994
Alice In the Know by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
142006
Achingly Alice by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
141998
Outrageously Alice by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
141997
Alice in Lace by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
141996
Alice the Brave by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
141995
Alice In-Between by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
141994
Alice in April by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
141993
All But Alice by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
141992
Reluctantly Alice by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
141991
Alice in Rapture, Sort Of by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
141989
The Agony of Alice by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
141985
Goosebumps Boxed Set, Books 5 - 8: The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb, Let's Get Invisible!, Night of the Living Dummy, and The Girl Who Cried Monster by R. L. Stine
151994
Goosebumps Boxed Set, Books 1 - 4: Welcome to Dead House, Stay Out of the Basement, Monster Blood, and Say Cheese and Die! by R. L. Stine
151993
A Day No Pigs Would Die by Robert Newton Peck
161972
The Color Purple by Alice Walker
171982
Sex by Madonna
181992
Earth's Children 1-5 (The Clan of the Cave Bear; The valley of horses; The mammoth hunters; The plains of passage; The shelters of stone) by Jean M. Auel
191990
The Great Gilly Hopkins by Katherine Paterson
201978
In the Night Kitchen by Maurice Sendak
211970
The Witches by Roald Dahl
221983
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
231962
The New Joy of Gay Sex by Charles Silverstein
241992
Go Ask Alice by Anonymous
251971
The Goats by Brock Cole
261987
The Stupids Take Off by Harry G. Allard
271989
The Stupids Die by Harry G. Allard
271981
The Stupids Have a Ball by Harry G. Allard Jr.
271978
The Stupids Step Out by Harry G. Allard
271974
Anastasia Absolutely by Lois Lowry
281995
Anastasia at this Address by Lois Lowry
281991
Anastasia's Chosen Career by Lois Lowry
281987
Anastasia has the Answers by Lois Lowry
281986
Anastasia on Her Own by Lois Lowry
281985
Anastasia, Ask your Analyst by Lois Lowry
281984
Anastasia at your Service by Lois Lowry
281982
Anastasia Again! by Lois Lowry
281981
Anastasia Krupnik by Lois Lowry
281979
Final Exit: The Practicalities of Self-Deliverance and Assisted Suicide for the Dying by Derek Humphry
291991
Blubber by Judy Blume
301974
Halloween ABC by Eve Merriam
311898
Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George
321972
Kaffir Boy: The True Story of a Black Youth's Coming of Age in Apartheid South Africa by Mark Mathabane
331986
The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
341970
The What's Happening to My Body? Book for Girls: A Growing-Up Guide for Parents and Daughters by Lynda Madaras
351983
Fallen Angels by Walter Dean Myers
361988
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
371985
The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton
381967
The Pigman by Paul Zindel
391968
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
401960
We All Fall Down by Robert Cormier
411991
Deenie by Judy Blume
421973
Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
431966
Annie on My Mind by Nancy Garden
441982
Beloved by Toni Morrison
451987
The Boy Who Lost His Face by Louis Sachar
461989
Cross Your Fingers, Spit in Your Hat: Superstitions and Other Beliefs by Alvin Schwartz
471974
Harry Potter (Books 1-7) by J. K. Rowling
482007
Cujo by Stephen King
491981
James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
501961
A Light in the Attic: Poems and Drawings by Shel Silverstein
511981
Ordinary People by Judith Guest
521976
American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis
531991
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
541932
The Sleeping Beauty novels by A. N. Roquelaure
551983
Bumps in the Night by Harry Allard
561979
Asking About Sex and Growing Up: A Question-and-Answer Book for Boys and Girls by Joanna Cole
571988
What's Happening to My Body? Book for Boys: Revised Edition by Lynda Madaras
581984
The Anarchist Cookbook by William Powell
591971
Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret by Judy Blume
601970
Boys and Sex by Wardell B. Pomeroy
611968
Crazy Lady! by Jane Leslie Conly
621993
Athletic Shorts: Six Short Stories by Chris Crutcher
631991
Killing Mr. Griffin by Lois Duncan
641978
Fade by Robert Cormier
651988
Guess What? by Mem Fox
661988
Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
671969
Lord of the Flies by William Golding
681954
Native Son by Richard Wright
691940
Women on Top: How Real Life Has Changed Women's Sexual Fantasies by Nancy Friday
701991
Curses, Hexes and Spells (The Weird & Horrible Library) by Daniel Cohen
711974
The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende
731982
Jack by A. M. Homes
741989
The Arizona Kid by Ron Koertge
751988
Family Secrets by Norma Klein
761985
Mommy Laid An Egg: Or, Where Do Babies Come From? by Babette Cole
771993
Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya
781972
"Where Did I Come From?": The Facts of Life Without Any Nonsense and With Illustrations by Peter Mayle
791973
The Face on the Milk Carton by Caroline B. Cooney
801990
Carrie by Stephen King
811974
The Dead Zone by Stephen King
821979
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
831876
Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
841977
Always Running: La Vida Loca: Gang Days in L.A. by Luis J. Rodriguez
851993
Private Parts by Howard Stern
861993
Where's Waldo? by Martin Handford
871987
Summer of My German Soldier by Bette Greene
881973
Tiger Eyes by Judy Blume
891981
Little Black Sambo by Helen Bannerman
901899
The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
911989
Running Loose by Chris Crutcher
921983
Sex Education by Jenny Davis
931988
Jumper by Steven Gould
941992
Christine by Stephen King
951983
The Drowning of Stephan Jones by Bette Greene
961991
That Was Then, This is Now by S. E. Hinton
971971
Girls and Sex by Wardell Pomeroy
981971
Jump Ship to Freedom (Arabus Family Saga) by James Lincoln Collier
1001981
The Wish Giver: Three Tales of Coven Tree by Bill Brittain
1999
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