2. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle I can’t believe this book is on the list! This book is one my favorites from childhood and I credit it with being a very early influence on my writing. I cannot wait until my girls show interest in reading it. I own my very own copy.
3. The Bluest Eye, Song of Solomon & Beloved by Toni Morrison I read a lot of Toni Morrison in college. I remember her books at being poetic and wonderful, especially Beloved.
4. My Brother Sam is dead by James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier I am very puzzled as to why this book. LOL to show you what a GEEK I am, I went on a field trip to Williamsburg, I think it was, and came back with this as a souvenir.
5 Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson I am not a big fan of this one, just read it actually. But the oldest kidlet really enjoyed it.
6. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck Not a Steinbeck fan but we had to read this in Honors English. Rather sad tragedy bound friendship.
7. In the Night Kitchen by Maurice Sendak this is a picture book. *blinks* I read it to the oldest kidlet a few years ago. The author also wrote “Where the Wild things are.”
8. anything by Judy Blume. Deenie, Are you there God it’s me, Margaret? Blubber, Tiger Eyes I was a huge Judy Blume fan. And I think she’s indispensable reading for kids growing up.
9. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. This is the great American novel! I know many people cite it as their all time favorite.
10. The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton. This just blows me away. I still have the first copy I ever received. I reread this so many times, it’s falling apart. Cried at the end, too.
11. Anything by Stephen King. Cujo, Carrie, The Dead Zone. I am a Stephen King fan! And I read these three in middle school and early high school.
12. Lord of the Flies by William Golding I had to read this in 10th grade Honors English I think it was. Didn’t much like the book, but it’s quite the parable.
13. Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes. Sad sad sad book.
Bonuses: Killing Mr. Griffin by Lois Duncan. Sort of a pubescent horror author. I remember this book in particular.
A Day No Pigs Would Die by Robert Newton Peck, I read this in elementary school.
The Color Purple by Alice Walker Read this in high school. What a moving story.
All of these books are from the list of the most challenged books of 1990-2000. People are trying to ensure…no one reads these books from a library.
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