Wednesday, September 29, 2010

At least Harry Potter didn't make the list...

In honor of Banned Books Week, here's the list of last year's top-ten most frequently challenged books (according to the American Library Association):

1. ttyl; ttfn; l8r, g8r (series), by Lauren Myracle
Reasons: drugs, nudity, offensive language, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group

2. And Tango Makes Three, by Peter Parnell and Justin Richardson
Reasons: homosexuality

3. The Perks of Being A Wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky
Reasons: anti-family, drugs, homosexuality, offensive language, religious viewpoint, sexually explicit, suicide, unsuited to age group

4. To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee
Reasons: offensive language, racism, unsuited to age group

5. Twilight (series) by Stephenie Meyer
Reasons: religious viewpoint, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group

6. Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger
Reasons: offensive language, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group

7. My Sister’s Keeper, by Jodi Picoult
Reasons: homosexuality, offensive language, religious viewpoint, sexism, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group, violence

8. The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big, Round Things, by Carolyn Mackler
Reasons: offensive language, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group

9. The Color Purple, by Alice Walker
Reasons: offensive language, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group

10. The Chocolate War, by Robert Cormier
Reasons: nudity, offensive language, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group

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2 Comments:

Blogger Sheryl said...

"4. To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee
Reasons: offensive language, racism, unsuited to age group"

Wow, miss the point of the book much? I realize that those who challenge these books aren't exactly brainiacs, but come on!

2:48 PM

 
Blogger Yulianka said...

That happens every year. Seriously, some people never miss an opportunity to show off what idiots they can be.

2:52 PM

 

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