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1984- IL school District because of the use of the word “Nigger”1995- Ca Schools due to the books use of racial themes2006- TN middle school due to profanity and adult themes such as intercourses, rape and incest.ALA, 2010
Moby Dick and The adventures of Huckleberry FinnMoby dick was banned for Conflicts with values of the community (Book Escape)The adventures of Huckleberry fin was banned for being Racially offensive (Book Escape)
The Color Purple1984- Challenged as appropriate reading for Oakland, Ca high school honors class due to the sexual and social explicitness and troubling ideas about race relations, mans relation to god, African history and human sexuality.1989- Challenged as a reading assignment in Chattanooga, TN because of explicitness992- Banned in Souderton, Pa as appropriate reading for 10thgraders because it is smut.1997- Removed from Ferguson High School library in Newport News, VA Students can still request to read with parents approval2008_ Challenged in Burke County schools in Morganton, NC because of parents concern of homosexuality, rape and incest(ALA,2010)