Thursday, September 30, 2010

top 10 most frequently challenged books in 2009



Do you want to know more about Banned Books? ALA (American Library Association) has information on how books are banned, how to research banned books, and how to report a book that is being challenged all right here. You can also find free downloads on yearly banned books.

Here are the top 10 most frequently books challenged in 2009:

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


I READ BANNED BOOKS.

DO YOU?

7 fresh comments:

TinaFerraro said...

I read banned books, too!

Bee said...

i LOVE banned books!

La Coccinelle said...

Yeah, I read banned books.

I can't believe the reasons for To Kill A Mockingbird. Racism? Um... isn't that one of the main themes?

A middle schooler said...

I've read a couple of these "band" books when i was in kindergarden.The United States is a place of FREE SPEECH, Meaning that i can read whatever the heck i want to! but now, considering that i'm in 8th grade and lack the ability to drive a car to my local library, i cannot read any good books. My school's library doesn't even have Steven King's books? There's something wrong in this picture. one of the world's greatest authors, but none of his excellent work...

A middle schooler said...

Oops, "banned"

❤Stephanie! said...

YES, I read banned books. All those books (I've read almost all of them, that is) are classics...there's a reason they're so wildly popular!

Stephanie

Heather H. said...

Do I read banned books? Hmm, let me think...

YES. :D