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ALA Releases Most Challenged Books List

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The American Library Association has released its annual list of most challenged books. While Lauren Myracle’s ttyl, ttfn, l8r, g8r series was at the top of the list, Stephenie Meyer’s wildly famous Twilight series also earned a spot, at number five. The vampire series caused complaints last year over sexually explicit content, its religious viewpoint and unsuitability for its age group.

Old favorites of the list, like The Color Purple, The Chocolate War and The Catcher in the Rye, were also found in the top ten. New additions included My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult.

Here’s the complete top ten most challenged books of 2009:

1.    ttyl, ttfn, l8r, g8r (series) by Lauren Myracle
2.    And Tango Makes Three by Peter Parnell and Justin Richardson
3.    The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
4.    To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
5.    Twilight (series) by Stephenie Meyer
6.   The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
7.    My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult
8.    The Earth, My But, and Other Big, Round Things by Carolyn Mackler
9.    The Color Purple by Alice Walker
10.   The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier

–Kristin Hunt

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Written by whitney teal

April 17, 2010 at 4:55 pm

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