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Monday, April 14, 2014

Most Challenged Books of 2013

The Captain Underpants series by Dav Pilkeyreceived the most complaints. "...the number of reports on attempts to remove material from shelves and school curriculums fell in 2013, to 307 from 464 in 2012, its Office for Intellectual Freedom's executive director Barbara Jones warned against "read[ing] into the decrease in book challenges reported to the ALA, as the removal of just one book from a library prevents hundreds from having free access to information".

Rounding out the top 5 (of 10) are: The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie, Fifty Shades of Grey by EL James, and The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.