Banned Books at NPB Library

Each year, the American Library Association's Office for Intellectual Freedom records hundreds of attempts by individuals and groups to have books removed from libraries shelves and from classrooms.  See Frequently Challenged Books for more details.

The titles below represent banned or challenged books on that list (see the entire Radcliffe Publishing Course list here). For more information on why these books were challenged, visit challenged classics and the Banned Books Week Web site.

The titles not included may have been banned or challenged, but the ALA's Office for Intellectual Freedom has not received any reports on them. If you have information about the banning or challenging of these (or any) titles, please contact the Office for Intellectual Freedom.

These books may be checked out using your North Palm Beach Library card. 

  Call No.

Title

  Author

305.235 DRI

Deal With It

Drill, Esther

305.569 HER

Nickel and Dimed: On Not Getting by in America

Ehrenrich, Barbara

305.896 GRI

Black Like Me

Griffin, John Howard

320 MAC

The Prince 

Machiavelli, Nicholo

362.82 WAL

Glass Castle

Walls,  Jeannette

364.1523 CAP

In Cold Blood

Capote, Truman

365.45 SOL

Gulag Archipelago 1918-1956

Solzhenitsyn, Aleksandr

398.2 ARA

The Arabian Nights

Burton, Richard

398.403 STE

Wizardology: The Book of the Secrets of Merlin

Steer, Dugald

423 MER

Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary

576.82 DAR

On the Origin of Species

Darwin, Charles

741.5973 SAT

Persepolis

Satrapi, Marjane

818 WHI

Leaves of Grass

Whitman, Walt

92 ANGELOU

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Angelou, Maya

92 BURROUGHS

Running with Scissors

Burroughs, Augusten

92 FRANK

Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl

Frank, Anne

92 GANDHI

Great Soul: Mahatma Gandhi

Lelyveld, Joseph

92 SHAFFER

We'll be Here for the Rest of Our Lives

Shaffer, Paul

92 WRIGHT

Black Boy

Wright, Richard

958.1 SEJ

The Bookseller of Kabul

Sejerstad

967.73 053 BOW

Black Hawk Down

Bowden, Mark

973 ZIN

People's History of the United States

Zinn,  Howard

975.8724 BER

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

Berendt, John

F ALV

How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accent

Alvarez, Julia

F BAL

Go Tell It on the Mountain

Baldwin, James

F BER

To the Wedding

Berger, John

F BOC

The Decameron

Boccaccio, Giovanni

F BRA

Fahrenheit 451

Bradbury, Ray

F BUR

Clockwork Orange

Burgess, Anthony

F CON

Prince of Tides

Conroy, Pat

F DEF

Moll Flanders

Defoe, Daniel

F DIC

Oliver Twist

Dickens, Charles

F DRE

An American Tragedy

Dreiser, Theodore

F ELL

Invisible Man

Ellison, Ralph

F FAU

As I Lay Dying

Faulkner, William

F FIT

The Great Gatsby

Fitzgerald, F. Scott

F FLA

Madame Bovary

Flaubert, Gustave

F FOE

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Foer, Jonathan Safran

F FOL

Pillars of the Earth

Follett, Ken

F GOR

The Burger's Daughter

Gordimer, Nadine

F GRU

Water for Elephants

Gruen, Sarah

F GUT

Snow Falling on Cedars

Guterson, David

F HAD

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

Haddon, Mark

F HEL

Catch-22

Heller, Joseph

F HEM

Farewell to Arms

Hemingway, Ernest

F HEM

For Whom the Bell Tolls

Hemingway, Ernest

F HEM

The Sun Also Rises

Hemingway, Ernest

F HOS

The Kite Runner

Hosseini, Khaled

F IRV

Prayer for Owen Meany

 Irving, John

F JOY

Ulysses

Joyce, James

F KAN

Andersonville

Kantor, MacKinlay

F KES

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Kesey, Ken

F KIN

Animal Dreams

Kingsolver, Barbara

F KIN

Bean Trees

Kingsolver, Barbara

F KNO

A Separate Peace

Knowles, John

F LAW

Lady Chatterley's Lover

Lawrence, D.H.

F LAW

Sons and Lovers

Lawrence, D.H.

F LAW

Women in Love

Lawrence, D.H.

F LEE

To Kill a Mockingbird

Lee, Harper

F MET

Peyton Place

Metalious, Grace

F MIL

Tropic of Cancer

Miller, Henry

F MIL

Tropic of Capricorn

Miller, Henry

F MIT

Gone with the Wind

Mitchell, Margaret

F MOR

Beloved

Morrison, Toni

F MOR

Bluest Eye

Morrison, Toni

F MOR

Song of Solomon

Morrison, Toni

F NAB

Lolita

Nabokov, Vladimir

F O'HA

Appointment in Samarra

O'Hara, John

F ORW

Animal Farm

Orwell, George

F ORW

Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984)

Orwell, George

F PAS

Doctor Zhivago

Pasternak, Boris

F PIC

Nineteen Minutes

Picoult, Jodi

F PIC

Tenth Circle

Picoult, Jodi

F RUS

The Satanic Verses

Rushdie, Salman

F SAP

Push

Sapphire

F SEB

Lovely Bones

Sebold, Alice

F SIN

Jungle

Sinclair, Upton

F STE

Grapes of Wrath

Steinbeck, John

F STE

Of Mice and Men

Steinbeck, John

F STO

Uncle Tom's Cabin

Stowe, Harriet Beecher

F TWA

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Twain, Mark

F UPD

Rabbit, Run

Updike, John

F VON

Cat's Cradle

Vonnegut, Kurt

F VON

Slaughterhouse Five

Vonnegut, Kurt

F WAL

The Color Purple

Walker, Alice

F WAR

All the King's Men

Warren, Robert Penn

F WAT

Montana, 1948

Watson, Larry

F WRI

Native Son

Wright, Richard