As part of the State of America's Libraries Report 2013, under the section for Intellectual Freedom, I found the updated list of frequently challenged books for last year. This list is compiled each year by the ALA and I wanted to share it as an update for my Banned Books Challenge (which I am admittedly very far behind on -- I hope you guys are doing better than I am!) Some of these books have been on previous years' lists, but others are gaining this distinction for the very first time. So for anyone who is participating in the challenge, I present these as some additional reading inspiration. And if you happen to have read one of them already this year, link up your review!
Captain Underpants (series), by Dav PilkeyThe Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie
Thirteen Reasons Why, by Jay Asher
Fifty Shades of Grey, by E. L. James
And Tango Makes Three, by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell
The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini
Looking for Alaska, by John Green
Scary Stories (series), by Alvin Schwartz
The Glass Castle, by Jeannette Walls
Beloved, by Toni Morrison
P.S. I'm was quite surprised to see Thirteen Reasons Why and Looking for Alaska on this list -- though judging by their popularity, I suppose I shouldn't have been!
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