Thursday, April 14, 2011

ALA Top Ten List of the Most Frequently Challenged Books of 2010

It's that time again!  The annual release of the top ten most frequently challenged books.  And Tango Makes Three is still going strong.  You'd think it'd fade out, but apparently not.
1. And Tango Makes Three, by Peter Parnell and Justin Richardson
Reasons: Homosexuality, Religious Viewpoint, Unsuited to Age Group
2. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie
Reasons: Offensive language, Racism, Sex Education, Sexually Explicit, Unsuited to Age Group, Violence
3. Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley
Reasons: Insensitivity, Offensive Language, Racism, Sexually Explicit
4. Crank, by Ellen Hopkins
Reasons: Drugs, Offensive Language, Sexually Explicit
5. The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins
Reasons: Sexually Explicit, Unsuited to Age Group, Violence
6. Lush, by Natasha Friend
Reasons: Drugs, Offensive Language, Sexually Explicit, Unsuited to Age Group
7. What My Mother Doesn’t Know, by Sonya Sones
Reasons: Sexism, Sexually Explicit, Unsuited to Age Group
8. Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By In America, by Barbara Ehrenreich
Reasons: Drugs, Inaccurate, Offensive Language, Political Viewpoint, Religious Viewpoint
9. Revolutionary Voices, edited by Amy Sonnie
Reasons: Homosexuality, Sexually Explicit
10. Twilight, by Stephenie Meyer
Reasons: Religious Viewpoint, Violence

1 comment:

  1. I think the reason And Tango Makes Three is so challenged is because of the targeted age group being so young. They're "being exposed to themes they shouldn't be." Some of these titles I hadn't heard of before, but they'll find reasons to challenge even titles of popular culture.


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