Tuesday, April 16, 2013

2012 ALA Banned Books List

2012 Most FrequentlyChallenged Books from the American Library Association

(Out of 464 challenges as reported by the Office for Intellectual Freedom)

1.Captain Underpants (series), by Dav Pilkey.
Reasons: Offensive language, unsuited for age group

2.The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie.
Reasons: Offensive language, racism, sexually explicit, unsuited for age group

3.Thirteen Reasons Why, by Jay Asher.
Reasons: Drugs/alcohol/smoking, sexually explicit, suicide, unsuited for age group

4.Fifty Shades of Grey, by E. L. James.
Reasons: Offensive language, sexually explicit

5.And Tango Makes Three, by Peter Parnell and Justin Richardson.
Reasons: Homosexuality, unsuited for age group

6.The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini.
Reasons: Homosexuality, offensive language, religious viewpoint, sexually explicit

7.Looking for Alaska, by John Green.
Reasons: Offensive language, sexually explicit, unsuited for age group

8.Scary Stories (series), by Alvin Schwartz
Reasons: Unsuited for age group, violence

9.The Glass Castle, by Jeanette Walls
Reasons: Offensive language, sexually explicit

10.Beloved, by Toni Morrison
Reasons: Sexually explicit, religious viewpoint, violence

For more information see http://www.ala.org/advocacy/banned/frequentlychallenged/21stcenturychallenged
For theLibrary Bill of Rights see http://www.ala.org/advocacy/intfreedom/librarybill
For support for dealing with challenges see http://www.ala.org/advocacy/banned/challengeslibrarymaterials/copingwithchallenges

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