ALA's 2008 Most Frequently Challenged Books

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ALA's 2008 Most Frequently Challenged Books

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1PhoenixTerran
Abr 23, 2009, 9:13am

10 most challenged books of 2008

1. And Tango Makes Three, by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell
Reasons: anti-ethnic, anti-family, homosexuality, religious viewpoint, unsuited to age group

2. His Dark Materials trilogy, by Philip Pullman
Reasons: political viewpoint, religious viewpoint, violence

3. TTYL; TTFN; L8R, G8R (series), by Lauren Myracle
Reasons: offensive language, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group

4. Scary Stories (series), by Alvin Schwartz
Reasons: occult/satanism, religious viewpoint, violence

5. Bless Me, Ultima, by Rudolfo Anaya
Reasons: occult/satanism, offensive language, religious viewpoint, sexually explicit, violence

6. The Perks of Being a Wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky
Reasons: drugs, homosexuality, nudity, offensive language, sexually explicit, suicide, unsuited to age group

7. Gossip Girl (series), by Cecily von Ziegesar
Reasons: offensive language, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group

8. Uncle Bobby's Wedding, by Sarah S. Brannen
Reasons: homosexuality, unsuited to age group

9. The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini
Reasons: offensive language, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group

10. Flashcards of My Life, by Charise Mericle Harper
Reasons: sexually explicit, unsuited to age group


The most frequently challenged authors of 2008

1. Peter Parnell and Justin Richardson
2. Philip Pullman
3. Lauren Myracle
4. Jim Pipe
5. Alvin Schwartz
6. Chris Crutcher
7. Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
8. Rudolfo Anaya
9. Stephen Chbosky
10. Cecily Von Ziegesar

For more information see:
http://www.ala.org/ala/newspresscenter/news/pressreleases2009/april2009/nlw08bbt...
http://www.ala.org/ala/aboutala/offices/oif/bannedbooksweek/challengedbanned/fre...

2TLCrawford
Abr 23, 2009, 9:31am

On #1 anti-ethnic? What? Because all the penguins are black/white and not black/brown or black/yellow?

I know I am stereotyping, but, I thought 'anti-ethnic' would be considered a good thing by the people that complain about books.

3lucien
Editado: Abr 23, 2009, 9:40am

3. TTYL; TTFN; L8R, G8R (series), by Lauren Myracle
Reasons: offensive language, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group


Sadly, the only surprising thing about this list is that kids are still saying "later, gator".

4JackFrost
Jul 2, 2009, 12:28pm

#4 Still? I remember reading those books as a kid and I'm 30 now.

5PhoenixTerran
Jul 2, 2009, 12:45pm

I know. They've been on the list for a very long time now.