As compiled by the American Library Association, these are the Top Ten Most Challenged Authors from 1990 to 2004 (via):
- Alvin Schwartz – Author of the Scary Stories series.
- Judy Blume – Author of Blubber, Deenie, and Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret.
- Robert Cormier – Author of The Chocolate War, I Am the Cheese, and We All Fall Down.
- J.K. Rowling – Author of the Harry Potter series.
- Michael Willhoite – Author of Daddy’s Roommate.
- Katherine Paterson – Author of Bridge to Terabithia and The Great Gilly Hopkins.
- Stephen King – Author of Carrie, It, and The Stand.
- Maya Angelou – Author of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.
- R.L. Stine – Author of the Goosebumps series.
- John Steinbeck – Author of Of Mice and Men and The Grapes of Wrath.
Celebrate your freedom and read a banned book. And judging by the number of children’s authors on this list, read one to the kids in your life, too!