Top 10 Banned Books
ALA’s List of Challenged Books for 2010
- And Tango Makes Three, by Peter Parnell and Justin Richardson;
- The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie;
- Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley;
- Crank, by Ellen Hopkins;
- The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins;
- Lush, by Natasha Friend;
- What My Mother Doesn’t Know, by Sonya Sones;
- Nickel and Dimed, by Barbara Ehrenreich;
- Revolutionary Voices, edited by Amy Sonnie;
- 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.”
The American Library Association (ALA) is the oldest and largest library association in the world, founded on October 6, 1876, in Philadelphia, USA.