I love the Bayern books! And they are incredibly intense, specifically the second one, but it sounds like people were able to navigate its appropriateness just fine already without just removing it. Thanks Mei-Mei!
It’s Banned Books Week! Sponsored by the ALA and other groups, this annual event celebrates the “freedom to read.” Come join in with the Banned Books Blog Party hosted by hannahgivens at Things Matter.
The most frequently challenged books of the past year (2013) were:
- Captain Underpants (series), by Dav Pilkey
Reasons: Offensive language, unsuited for age group, violence
- The Bluest Eye, by Toni Morrison
Reasons: Offensive language, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group, violence
- The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie
Reasons: Drugs/alcohol/smoking, offensive language, racism, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group
- Fifty Shades of Grey, by E.L. James
Reasons: Nudity, offensive language, religious viewpoint, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group
- The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins
Reasons: Religious viewpoint, unsuited to age group
- A Bad Boy Can Be Good for A Girl, by Tanya Lee Stone
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