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The Most Dangerous Books


The Office of Intellectual Freedom tracks book challenges in communities across the United States and compiles a yearly list of the most frequently challenged books. Books are challenged most frequently in classrooms and school libraries, and less frequently in colleges and academic libraries. Books can be challenged by people across the political spectrum for reasons ranging from sexually explicit material to racism. All kinds of books are challenged every year, from literary classics to comics to children's books. The Top Ten Challenged Books in 2013
  1. Captain Underpants (series) by Dav Pilkey
  2. The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
  3. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
  4. Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James
  5. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  6. A Bad Boy Can be Good for a Girl by Tanya Lee Stone
  7. Looking for Alaska by John Green
  8. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
  9. Bless Me Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya
  10. Bone (series) by Jeff Smith
Top 100 Banned/Challenged Books from 2000-2009 (ALA) Banned and Challenged Classics (ALA) Too Graphic? 2014 Banned Books Week Celebrates Challenged Comics (NPR) Banned Books that Shaped America (bannedbooksweek.org) 10 Frequently Challenged Books that Everyone Should Read (Paste Magazine)