Behold, The Most Frequently Challenged Library Books In 2011
The American Library Association (ALA) has just put out its yearly list of most frequently challenged library books. During the past year, they received 326 reports of “attempts to remove or restrict materials from school curricula and library bookshelves.”
The reasons cited are, as is par for the course with this kind of thing, stupefying.
For example, did you know there are Satanic/occultist themes in The Hunger Games? Or that To Kill A Mockingbird is inappropriate because it's about racism?
Here's the full list:
- ttyl; ttfn; l8r, g8r (series) by Lauren Myracle
- The Color of Earth (series) by Kim Dong Hwa
- The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins
- My Mom’s Having A Baby! A Kid’s Month-by-Month Guide to Pregnancy by Dori Hillestad Butler
- The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
- Alice (series) by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
- Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
- What My Mother Doesn’t Know by Sonya Sones
- Gossip Girl (series) by Cecily Von Ziegesar
- To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
My question is: Why isn't Twilight on this list? Sparkly vampires get a pass and Harper Lee gets dinged? C'mon, America.
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