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Published September 24 2012

Top 10 most frequently challenged books of 2011 according to the ALA

  1. “ttyl; ttfn; l8r, g8r” by Lauren Myracle

    Offensive language; religious viewpoint; sexually explicit; unsuited to age group

  2. “The Color of Earth” by Kim Dong Hwa

    Nudity; sex education; sexually explicit; unsuited to age group

  3. “ The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins

    Anti-ethnic; anti-family; insensitivity; offensive language; occult/satanic; violence

  4. “My Mom’s Having a Baby! A Kid’s Month-by-Month Guide to Pregnancy” by Dori Hillestad Butler

    Nudity; sex education; sexually explicit; unsuited to age group

  5. “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian” by Sherman Alexie

    Offensive language; racism; religious viewpoint; sexually explicit; unsuited to age group

  6. “Alice” by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

    Nudity; offensive language; religious viewpoint

  7. “Brave New World” by Aldous Huxley

    Insensitivity; nudity; racism; religious viewpoint; sexually explicit

  8. “What My Mother Doesn’t Know” by Sonya Sones

    Nudity; offensive language; sexually explicit

  9. “Gossip Girl” by Cecily Von Ziegesar

    Drugs; offensive language; sexually explicit

  10. “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee

    Offensive language; racism