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Multcolib Homework Center Picks: ALA top ten challenged books of 2012

The Adventures of Captain Underpants
The Adventures of Captain Underpants An Epic Novel By Pilkey, Dav (Book - 1997 ) j PILKEY Available in some locations Holds: 5 on 43 copies

Annotation:Who knew that a children's story about a superhero in underpants would become the most challenged book of the decade! From this first book to the latest, the series has been challenged for "offensive language, unsuited for age group."

The Absolutely True Diary of A Part-time Indian
The Absolutely True Diary of A Part-time Indian By Alexie, Sherman (Book - 2007 ) y ALEXIE Available in some locations Holds: 2 on 62 copies

Annotation:This poignant semi-autobiography teen novel has been challenged for offensive language, racism, sexually explicit, and unsuited for age group.

Th1rteen R3asons Why
Th1rteen R3asons Why A Novel By Asher, Jay (Book - 2007 ) y ASHER All copies in use. Availability details Holds: 8 on 17 copies

Annotation:A heartbreaking young adult story of teen suicide, this book has been challenged for "drugs/alcohol/smoking, sexually explicit, suicide, unsuited for age group."

Fifty Shades of Grey
Fifty Shades of Grey By James, E. L. (Book - 2012 ) FICTION JAMES 2012 All copies in use. Availability details Holds: 33 on 36 copies

Annotation:Wildly popular and equally hated, this adult novel has been challenged for "offensive language, sexually explicit."

And Tango Makes Three
And Tango Makes Three By Richardson, Justin (Book - 2005 ) jE RICHARDSO Available in some locations Holds: 2 on 25 copies

Annotation:The picture book, based on a true story of two male penguins raising a baby chick, has been challenged as "unsuitable for age group" because of it's portrayal of "homosexuality".

The Kite Runner
The Kite Runner By Hosseini, Khaled (Book - 2003 ) FICTION HOSSEINI 2003 Available in some locations Holds: 2 on 24 copies

Annotation:The New York Times bestseller and international classic loved by millions of readers. The unforgettable, heartbreaking story of the unlikely friendship between a wealthy boy and the son of his father's servant has been challenged for "homosexuality, offensive language, religious viewpoint, sexually explicit."

Looking for Alaska
Looking for Alaska By Green, John (Book - 2007 ) y GREEN 2007 All copies in use. Availability details Holds: 110 on 37 copies

Annotation:Winner of the Printz Award for young adult literature, students at a boarding school cope with pranks, drinking, driving and death. This coming-of-age story has been challenged for "offensive language, sexually explicit, unsuited for age group."

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark Collected From Folklore By Schwartz, Alvin (Book - 2010 ) j 398.25 S399sh 2010 Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 19 copies

Annotation:First published in 1981 for young readers, this title and it's sequels have been on the challenged list for years as "unsuited for age group, violence." The stories are both traditional and original ghost stories, tales of weird happenings, witches, and graveyards.

The Glass Castle
The Glass Castle A Memoir By Walls, Jeannette (Book - 2006 ) B-Wa1589g 2006 Available in some locations Holds: 6 on 52 copies

Annotation:This life-affirming adult memoir about surviving a willfully impoverished, eccentric and severely misguided family has been challenged for "offensive language, sexually explicit."

Beloved
Beloved A Novel By Morrison, Toni (Book - 1987 ) FICTION MORRISON Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 22 copies

Annotation:A haunting depiction of slavery and it's consequences, Booklist wrote: "...Morrison's vision of black life, particularly the impact of the past on the present, is mythical in the telling." The book has been challenged for "sexually explicit, religious viewpoint, violence".

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Here are the 10 most challenged books in the last decade according to the American Library Association (ALA). The list includes award winners, picture books, juvenile and adult books. Most of them are also available as ebooks, audiobooks, and large print.


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