The Year's Most Challenged Books

Friday, April 13th, 2018

Each year, the American Library Association compiles a list of all the challenges raised against various books.  The reasons for these challenges range from content the challengers feel is age-inappropriate to outright "vulgarity."  Of course, the books that tend to raise the most controvery also tend to be among the most popular.  This week, the ALA revealed the 2017 list of most challenged books.  How many have you read?

 

13 Reasons Why Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780451478290
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Razorbill - March 7th, 2017

Reasons for Challenges: Suicide


The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780316013697
Availability: Available to ship immediately
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 1st, 2009

Reasons for Challenges: Profanity, Sexually Explicit Content


Drama Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780545326995
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Graphix - September 1st, 2012

Reasons for Challenges: LGBT Themes


The Kite Runner Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781594631931
Availability: Available to ship immediately
Published: Riverhead Books - March 5th, 2013

Reasons for Challenges: Sexual Violence, Religious Themes, “May Lead to Terrorism”


George (Scholastic Gold) Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780545812573
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - April 25th, 2017

Reasons for Challenges: LGBT Content


Sex is a Funny Word: A Book about Bodies, Feelings, and YOU Cover Image
By Cory Silverberg, Fiona Smyth (Illustrator)
$23.95
ISBN: 9781609806064
Availability: Available to ship immediately
Published: Triangle Square - July 28th, 2015

Reasons for Challenges: Sex Education


To Kill a Mockingbird Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9780062420701
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harper - March 3rd, 2015

Reasons for Challenges: Violence, Racial Slurs


The Hate U Give Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062498533
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Published: Balzer + Bray - February 28th, 2017

Reasons for Challenges: Drug Use, Profanity, “Pervasively Vulgar”


And Tango Makes Three Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780689878459
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - June 1st, 2005

Reasons for Challenges: LGBT Content


I Am Jazz Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780803741072
Availability: Available to ship immediately
Published: Dial Books - September 4th, 2014

Reasons for Challenges: Gender Identity