John Ball - In the Heat of the Night
Harper Lee - To Kill a Mockingbird
Anthony Burgess - A Clockwork Orange
Timothy Findley - The Wars
William Golding - Lord of the Flies
Alice Munro - Lives of Girls and Women
Mordecai Richler -
The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz
J.K. Rowling -
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
John Steinbeck - Of Mice and Men
Laura Ingalls Wilder -
On the Banks of Plum Creek
These are just a few of the books that are part of the Challenged Books List. The list, compiled for Canada'a Freedom to Read Week is a
selective list providing information on more than 100 books that have been challenged in the past 21 years. Each challenge sought to limit public access to the books in schools, libraries or bookstores.
Thanks to Freedom to Read, we are reminded how precious our 'right to write' and read truly is.