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Banned Books Week: 22 -29 September 2013
The 10 most challenged titles of 2012 were:
Captain Underpants (series) by Dav Pilkey. Reasons: Offensive language, unsuited for age group.
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie. Reasons: Offensive language, racism, sexually explicit, unsuited for age group.
Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher. Reasons: Drugs / alcohol / smoking, sexually explicit, suicide, unsuited for age group.
Fifty Shades of Grey by E. L. James. Reasons: Offensive language, sexually explicit.
And Tango Makes Three by Peter Parnell and Justin Richardson. Reasons: Homosexuality, unsuited for age group.
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini. Reasons: Homosexuality, offensive language, religious viewpoint, sexually explicit.
Looking for Alaska by John Green. Reasons: Offensive language, sexually explicit, unsuited for age group.
Scary Stories (series) by Alvin Schwartz Reasons: Unsuited for age group, violence.
The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls. Reasons: Offensive language, sexually explicit.
Beloved by Toni Morrison. Reasons: Sexually explicit, religious viewpoint, violence.
by Amanda Patterson for Writers Write

Banned Books Week: 22 -29 September 2013

The 10 most challenged titles of 2012 were:

  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.

by Amanda Patterson for Writers Write

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