ALA Announces Top Ten Most Challenged Books for 2012
Posted on April 16, 2013
The American Library Association's Office for Intellectual Freedom has released a list of the most banned books in 2012. Scholastic's Captain Underpants series topped the list.
The Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) says a total of 464 challenges were reported in 2012. This is 138 more challenged books than in 2011. A challenged is described as an attempt to remove material from the curriculum or library.
Top Ten Most Challenged Books for 2012
- Captain Underpants (series) by Dav Pilkey.
- The 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 Peter Parnell and Justin Richardson.
- The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini.
- Looking for Alaska by John Green.
- Scary Stories (series) by Alvin Schwartz
- The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls
- Beloved by Toni Morrison