ALA’s annual list of the books most often requested to be banned.

ALA’s List of Challenged Books for 2010

  1. And Tango Makes Three, by Peter Parnell and Justin Richardson;
  2. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie;
  3. Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley;
  4. Crank, by Ellen Hopkins;
  5. The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins;
  6. Lush, by Natasha Friend;
  7. What My Mother Doesn’t Know, by Sonya Sones;
  8. Nickel and Dimed, by Barbara Ehrenreich;
  9. Revolutionary Voices, edited by Amy Sonnie;
  10. Twilight, by Stephenie Meyer

The American Library Association Office for Intellectual Freedom compiles a list each year of the most requested books to ban. About 37% of the challenges come from classrooms and about 30% from classrooms. The ALA condemns censorship and works to ensure free access to information.

Books are challenged for various reasons including “sexually explicit” material; “offensive language”; material deemed “unsuited to age group”; “violence”; “homosexuality”; “anti-family,” and because of their “religious viewpoints.”

Click here to see previous year’s challenged booklist.

The American Library Association (ALA) is the oldest and largest library association in the world, founded on October 6, 1876, in Philadelphia, USA.