Challenged Works

Selected books and magazines that have been challenged in Canada.

The Importance of Muhammad

By Marilyn Tower Oliver

Biography of Muhammad written for young adults.

The Indian In the Cupboard

By Lynne Reid Banks

Children’s book

The King’s Daughter

By Suzanne Martel

Historical novel for young adults.

The Last of the Golden Girls

By Susan Swan

A novel about three girls who spend the summers of their adolescence in Northern Ontario.

The Little Black Book for Girlz: A Book on Healthy Sexuality

By St. Stephen's Community House

Sex-education manual for teenage girls.

The Magic of Facial Exercise

By Cynthia Rowland (2010)

Compilation of 85 articles.

The New York City Bartender’s Joke Book

By Jimmy Pritchard (2002)

The Primrose Path

By Carol Matas

Novel for young people.

The Seduction of Peter S

By Lawrence Sanders

Adult thriller about an out-of-work actor who becomes a male prostitute.

The Shepherd’s Granddaughter

By Anne Laurel Carter (2008)

This is a moving novel about one of the most hotly disputed pieces of land on earth. Anne Carter tells the story of one girl and her family whose homes, way of life and livelihood — even their ancient olive trees — are threatened.