What is the difference between a challenged book and a banned book?
“A challenge is an attempt to remove or restrict materials, based upon the objections of a person or group. A banning is the removal of those materials. Challenges do not simply involve a person expressing a point of view; rather, they are an attempt to remove material from the curriculum or library, thereby restricting the access of others. The positive message of Banned Books Week: Free People Read Freely is that due to the commitment of librarians, teachers, parents, students and other concerned citizens, most challenges are unsuccessful and most materials are retained in the school curriculum or library collection.” Source: American Library Association: Challenged and Banned Books A selective list of challenged books in our collection Daddy’s Roommate by Michael Willhoite I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson Heather has Two Mommies by Leslea Newman Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger Color Purpl