Banned Books Week - The 10 Most Challenged Titles Of 2012

Banned Books Week – The 10 Most Challenged Titles Of 2012

In this post to celebrate banned books week, we share the most challenged titles of 2012.

Banned Books Week: 22 – 29 September 2013

What is Banned Books Week?

Banned Books Week is the book community’s annual celebration of the freedom to read. Banned Books Week was launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, book stores and libraries. More than 11,300 books have been challenged since 1982.

The 10 most challenged titles of 2012 were:

  1. Captain Underpants (series) by Dav Pilkey. Reasons: Offensive language, unsuited for age group.
  2. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie. Reasons: Offensive language, racism, sexually explicit, unsuited for age group.
  3. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher. Reasons: Drugs / alcohol / smoking, sexually explicit, suicide, unsuited for age group.
  4. Fifty Shades of Grey by E. L. James. Reasons: Offensive language, sexually explicit.
  5. And Tango Makes Three by Peter Parnell and Justin Richardson. Reasons: Homosexuality, unsuited for age group.
  6. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini. Reasons: Homosexuality, offensive language, religious viewpoint, sexually explicit.
  7. Looking for Alaska by John Green. Reasons: Offensive language, sexually explicit, unsuited for age group.
  8. Scary Stories (series) by Alvin Schwartz Reasons: Unsuited for age group, violence.
  9. The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls. Reasons: Offensive language, sexually explicit.
  10. Beloved by Toni Morrison. Reasons: Sexually explicit, religious viewpoint, violence.

most challenged titles of 2012

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 by Amanda Patterson

Posted on: 22nd September 2013