Jun 14, 2009

Competency #2 - Top Ten Challenged Books of 2008

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The ALA’s Top Ten Most Frequently Challenged Books of 2008: April 26, 2009

1. And Tango Makes Three, by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell

2. His Dark Materials trilogy, by Philip Pullman

3. TTYL; TTFN; L8R, G8R (series), by Lauren Myracle

4. Scary Stories (series), by Alvin Schwartz

5. Bless Me, Ultima, by Rudolfo Anaya

6. The Perks of Being a Wallflower, by Stephen

7. Gossip Girl (series), by Cecily Von

8. Uncle Bobby’s Wedding, by Sarah S. Brannen

9. The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini

10. Flashcards of My Life, by Charise Mericle Harper

These titles were challenged due to such themes as homosexuality, satanism, offensive language and religious viewpoints etc. For a comprehensive list click the link below.


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