NCSF on Twitter   Subscribe to the NCSF RSS Feed   NCSF Blog

"Library Association Lists Frequently Challenged Books"

on Tuesday, 16 April 2013. Posted in Front Page Headline, Media Updates

New York Times

Sadomasochism, gay penguins and Captain Underpants. This is what passed for controversial in American literature in 2012, according to the American Library Association’s annual list of “frequently challenged books,” released on Monday.

The A.L.A.'s Office for Intellectual Freedom compiles reports on complaints filed with a library or school “requesting that a book or other material be restricted or removed because of its content or appropriateness.”

The office said it received 464 reports in 2012, up from 326 in 2011. The books on the most frequently challenged list are “Fifty Shades of Grey” by EL James; “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian,” by Sherman Alexie; “The Kite Runner,” by Khaled Hosseini; “Looking for Alaska,” by John Green; “The Glass Castle” by Jeannette Walls; “Beloved” by Toni Morrison; “Thirteen Reasons Why,” by Jay Asher; the “Scary Stories” series by Alvin Schwartz; the “Captain Underpants” series by Dav Pilkey; and “And Tango Makes Three,” a young-adult book about two male penguins at the Central Park zoo who became a couple, by Peter Parnell and Justin Richardson.

Social Bookmarks

Comments (0)

Leave a comment

You are commenting as guest. Optional login below.

Cancel Submitting comment...

Latest Reader Comments

  • You can send as many messages without charge as freely as you can. Work when you are supposed to and save socializing, snacking,...

    13. October, 2015 |

  • swarovski earrings on sale
    swarovski outlet
    swarovski fashion accessories
    swarovski earrings on sale
    swarovski outlet
    swarovski fashion...


    12. October, 2015 |

  • I'm so sure this is the first thing he's ever done wrong! I'd bring cadaver dogs to his basement pronto!


    09. October, 2015 |

  • mont blanc canetas para vendamont blanc canetas para vendamont blanc canetas descontomont blanc canetas para venda mont blanc canetas...


    08. October, 2015 |

  • [b]høj kvalithøj kvalitet replika ure
    høj kvalitet replika ure


    07. October, 2015 |

  • I am honored to be posted here. There is lots of additional content on Elephant in the Hot Tub: Kink in Context, especially for Kink...

    Russell J Stambaugh, PhD

    02. October, 2015 |