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September 24 - 30, 2017

 

 

Top Ten for 2016

Out of 323 challenges recorded by the Office for Intellectual Freedom

 

  1. This One Summer written by Mariko Tamaki and illustrated by Jillian Tamaki
    Reasons: challenged because it includes LGBT characters, drug use and profanity, and it was considered sexually explicit with mature themes
  2. Drama written and illustrated by Raina Telgemeier
    Reasons: challenged because it includes LGBT characters, was deemed sexually explicit, and was considered to have an offensive political viewpoint
  3. George written by Alex Gino
    Reasons: challenged because it includes a transgender child, and the “sexuality was not appropriate at elementary levels”
  4. I Am Jazz written by Jessica Herthel and Jazz Jennings, and illustrated by Shelagh McNicholas
    Reasons: challenged because it portrays a transgender child and because of language, sex education, and offensive viewpoints
  5. Two Boys Kissing written by David Levithan
    Reasons: challenged because its cover has an image of two boys kissing, and it was considered to include sexually explicit LGBT content
  6. Looking for Alaska written by John Green
    Reasons: challenged for a sexually explicit scene that may lead a student to “sexual experimentation”
  7. Big Hard Sex Criminals written by Matt Fraction and illustrated by Chip Zdarsky
    Reason: challenged because it was considered sexually explicit
  8. Make Something Up: Stories You Can’t Unread written by Chuck Palahniuk
    Reasons: challenged for profanity, sexual explicitness, and being “disgusting and all around offensive”
  9. Little Bill (series) written by Bill Cosby and and illustrated by Varnette P. Honeywood
    Reason: challenged because of criminal sexual allegations against the author
  10. Eleanor & Park written by Rainbow Rowell
    Reason: challenged for offensive language

 

George Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780545812573
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - April 25th, 2017

Looking for Alaska Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780142402511
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Published: Speak - December 28th, 2006

Being Jazz: My Life as a (Transgender) Teen Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780399554643
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Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - June 7th, 2016

Drama Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780545326995
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Published: Graphix - September 1st, 2012

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Cover Image
By J. K. Rowling, Mary Grandpre (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780545139700
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Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - July 7th, 2009

Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in America Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780312626686
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Published: Picador USA - August 2nd, 2011

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Cover Image
By Maya Angelou, Oprah Winfrey (Foreword by)
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ISBN: 9780345514400
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Published: Ballantine Books - April 21st, 2009

The Adventures of Captain Underpants Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780590846288
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Published: Little Apple - September 1st, 1997

Slaughterhouse-Five: Or the Children's Crusade, a Duty-Dance with Death Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780440180296
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Published: Dell Publishing Company - November 3rd, 1991

To Kill a Mockingbird Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780446310789
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - October 11th, 1988

A Gathering of Old Men Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780679738909
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Published: Vintage Books USA - June 30th, 1992

Choke Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780385720922
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Published: Anchor Books - June 11th, 2002

In the Night Kitchen Cover Image
By Maurice Sendak, Maurice Sendak (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780064434362
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Published: HarperTrophy - January 18th, 1996

Hop on Pop Cover Image
By Seuss
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ISBN: 9780394800295
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Published: Random House Children's Books - February 12th, 1963