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10 Most Challenged Books of 2012

All titles on this page, and accompanying descriptions, come courtesy of the American Library Association's Office for Intellectual Freedom

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1. Captain Underpants (Series) - Dav Pilkey
Call Number: JUVENILE PBRACK FICTION
Publication Date: 1999-02-01
Reasons: Offensive language, unsuited for age group

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2. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian - Sherman Alexie; Ellen Forney (Illustrator)
Call Number: YOUNG ADULT FICTION ALEXIE
Publication Date: 2007-09-12
Reasons: Offensive language, racism, sexually explicit, unsuited for age group

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3. Thirteen Reasons Why - Jay Asher
Call Number: YOUNG ADULT FICTION ASHER
Publication Date: 2007-10-18
Reasons: Drugs/alcohol/smoking, sexually explicit, suicide, unsuited for age group

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4. Fifty Shades of Grey - E. L. James
Call Number: FICTION JAMES
Publication Date: 2012-04-03
Reasons: Offensive language, sexually explicit

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5. And Tango Makes Three - Justin Richardson; Peter Parnell; Henry Cole (Illustrator)
Call Number: JUVENILE EASY RICHARDSON
Publication Date: 2005-06-01
Reasons: Homosexuality, unsuited for age group

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6. The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
Call Number: FICTION HOSSEINI
Publication Date: 2003-06-02
1. Reasons: Homosexuality, offensive language, religious viewpoint, sexually explicit

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7. Looking for Alaska - John Green
Call Number: YOUNG ADULT FICTION GREEN
Publication Date: 2005-03-03
Reasons: Offensive language, sexually explicit, unsuited for age group

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8. Scary Stories (Series) - Sterling Publishing Company (Created by); Arthur Myers; Margaret Rau
Call Number: JUVENILE FICTION SCARY
Publication Date: 2005-05-01
Reasons: Unsuited for age group, violence

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9. The Glass Castle - Jeannette Walls
Call Number: 362.82092 WALLS BIOGRAPHY
ISBN: 0743247531
Publication Date: 2005-03-01
Reasons: Offensive language, sexually explicit

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10. Beloved - Toni Morrison
Call Number: FICTION MORRISON
Publication Date: 2004-06-08
Reasons: Sexually explicit, religious viewpoint, violence

 

Welcome to Banned Books Week

Banned Books Week is an annual celebration of the freedom to read. It highlights the value of free and open access to information. By focusing on efforts across the country to remove or restrict access to books, Banned Books Week draws national attention to the harms of censorship.

While books have been and continue to be banned, part of the Banned Books Week celebration is the fact that, in a majority of cases, the books have remained available. This happens only thanks to the efforts of librarians, teachers, students, and community members who stand up and speak out for the freedom to read.

To view  books that have been challenged and why, go to ALA's  Frequently challenged books of the 21st century

All information courtesy of American Library Association's Office for Intellectual Freedom Banned Books Website 

 

Banned Books Displays 2013

 

Banned BooksVirtual Read Out Loud

Two San Antonio writers have had their books banned or challenged in Arizona. One is Curandera by poet laureate Carmen Tafolla and the second is Woman Rollering Creek by Sandra Cisneros.

If you want more details about the Virtual Read Out Loud, go to the ALA website.   

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