Our Common Good

The American Library Association’s annual count of the books that people most frequently tried to get removed from school libraries and classrooms is out, and of 326 reported challenges, these were the books that raised hackles most frequently:

1)ttyl; ttfn; l8r, g8r (series), by Lauren Myracle
Offensive language; religious viewpoint; sexually explicit; unsuited to age group

2) The Color of Earth (series), by Kim Dong Hwa

3)The Hunger Games trilogy, by Suzanne Collins

4)My Mom’s Having A Baby! A Kid’s Month-by-Month Guide to Pregnancy, by Dori Hillestad Butler

5)The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie

6)Alice (series), by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

7)Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley

8)What My Mother Doesn’t Know, by Sonya Sones

9)Gossip Girl (series), by Cecily Von Ziegesar

10) To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee

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    WHAT… TKAM is STILL a challenged book? This world…
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    Isn’t it nice of prudes to make convenient reading lists for your children?
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    The absolutely True Diary of A Part Time Indian is the BEST book! Also…Hunger Games?
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    I’m a little bit sad now. Some of these have been real eye openers for me. I guess that’s probably why people want them...
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    Wow, seriously? Those are some great books! Loved The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian!
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