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Thursday, April 16, 2015

2014 Challenged Books List

The 2014 Top Ten List of Frequently Challenged Books include: 
1) "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian," by S Alexie
Reasons: anti-family, cultural insensitivity, drugs/alcohol/smoking, gambling, offensive language, sex education, sexually explicit, unsuited for age group, violence.

2) "Persepolis," by Marjane Satrapi
Reasons: gambling, offensive language, political viewpoint.

3) "And Tango Makes Three," Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell
Reasons: Anti-family, homosexuality, political viewpoint, religious viewpoint, unsuited for age group.

4) "The Bluest Eye," by Toni Morrison
Reasons: Sexually explicit, unsuited for age group.

5) "It’s Perfectly Normal," by Robie Harris
Reasons: Nudity, sex education, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group.

6) "Saga," by Brian Vaughan and Fiona Staples
Reasons: Anti-Family, nudity, offensive language, sexually explicit, and unsuited for age group.

7) "The Kite Runner," by Khaled Hosseini
Reasons: Offensive language, unsuited to age group, violence

8) "The Perks of Being a Wallflower," by Stephen Chbosky
Reasons: drugs/alcohol/smoking, homosexuality, offensive language, sexually explicit, unsuited for age group.

9) "A Stolen Life," Jaycee Dugard
Reasons: drugs/alcohol/smoking, offensive language, sexually explicit, and unsuited for age group

10) "Drama," by Raina Telgemeier
Reasons: sexually explicit