Top 10 Banned/Challenged Books of 2009

September 30, 2010 at 9:56 pm 1 comment

During Banned Books Week, the Office of Intellectual Freedom releases the top ten banned/challenged books for the previous year.  Here is the list from 2009.

  1. ttyl; ttfn; l8r, g8r (series) by Lauren Myracle
    Reasons: drugs, nudity, offensive language, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group
  2. And Tango Makes Three by Peter Parnell and Justin Richardson
    Reasons: homosexuality
  3. The Perks of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
    Reasons: anti-family, drugs, homosexuality, offensive language, religious viewpoint, sexually explicit, suicide, unsuited to age group
  4. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
    Reasons: offensive language, racism, unsuited to age group
  5. Twilight (series) by Stephenie Meyer
    Reasons: religious viewpoint, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group
  6. Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
    Reasons: offensive language, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group
  7. My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult
    Reasons: homosexuality, offensive language, religious viewpoint, sexism, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group, violence
  8. The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big, Round Things, by Carolyn Mackler
    Reasons: offensive language, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group
  9. The Color Purple by Alice Walker
    Reasons: offensive language, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group
  10. The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier
    Reasons: nudity, offensive language, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group
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  • 1. Morgan  |  October 9, 2010 at 1:24 am

    I have read To Kill A Mockingbird, and it is my favorite book. The others I have heard of, but had no interest in… I am a picky reader. My books need to have substance. I have also read The Color Purple.
    You know, some books can teach us, others are worthless fluff. Some on here are just fluff in my opinion, and not worth reading. However, as noted above, this is America, and we have the rights to choose what we read. So read on American youth!

    Morgan

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