The Most Challenged Books in our Schools and Libraries for 2013 April 14, 2014 – Posted in: books, Libraries, public libraries, public school libraries – Tags: Banned Books, Censorship, Education, Reading / Literacy
At first glance you might think it was a list of some of the better selling books but these are the top 10 most frequently challenged books at American libraries and schools for 2013.
The list is compiled by the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom and from the over 300 challenges across the country in 2013 these are the top 10.
1. Captain Underpants (series) by Dave Pilkey Reasons: Offensive language, unsuited for age group, violence
2. The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison Reasons: Offensive language, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group, violence
3. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie Reasons: Drugs/alcohol/smoking, offensive language, racism, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group
4. Fifty Shades of Grey by EL James Reasons: Nudity, offensive language, religious viewpoint, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group
5. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins Reasons: Religious viewpoint, unsuited to age group
6. A Bad Boy Can Be Good for a Girl by Tanya Lee Stone Reasons: Drugs/alcohol/smoking, nudity, offensive language, sexually explicit
7. Looking for Alaska by John Green Reasons: Drugs/alcohol/smoking, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group
8. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky Reasons: drugs/alcohol/smoking, homosexuality, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group
9. Bless Me Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya Reasons: Occult/Satanism, offensive language, religious viewpoint, sexually explicit
10. Bone (series) by Jeff Smith Reasons: Political viewpoint, racism, violenceThe “FREADOM” poster is by Roger Roth