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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Top 10 Most Challenged Books of 2011

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Check it out!  Of the 326 challenges reported to the Office of Intellectual Freedom, here are the top ten most challenged books of 2011.  See anything you like?  Click HERE to get to the Library catalog so you can see if the book you want is available right now!
  1. ttyl; ttfn; l8r, g8r (series), by Lauren Myracle
  2. The Color of Earth (series), by Kim Dong Hwa
  3. The Hunger Games trilogy, by Suzanne Collins
  4. My Mom's Having A Baby! A Kid's Month-by-Month Guide to Pregnancy, by Dori Hillestad Butler
  5. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie
  6. Alice (series), by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
  7. Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley
  8. What My Mother Doesn't Know, by Sonya Sones
  9. Gossip Girl (series), by Cecily Von Ziegesar
  10. To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee
In years past, Harry Potter, Twilight, and many other popular and loved books have made it on the list.  Want to see what's been on the list in previous 30 years?  Click HERE to visit the ALA's website where they break down the challenged books by year, decade, and even author!

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