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Banned Books Week: Top 10 Challenged Books of 2015

ALA Top 10 Challenged Books of 2014

Below you will find the list of the Top 10 Challenged Books of 2015, as reported by the American Library Association. By clicking on the books you will be taken to our catalog where you can choose to place a "hold" on any title you find of interest. You just need to enter your library card # (starts with 22861 if you are a Fallsburg Library patron) and then your pin # which is the last 4 digits of the telephone # you gave to the library.

#10 'Two Boys Kissing' by David Levithan

Reasons Challenged: Homosexuality and other ("condones public displays of affection")

#9 'Nasreen's Secret School: A True Story from Afghanistan' by Jeanette Winter

Reasons Challenged: Religious viewpoint, unsuited to age group, and violence

#8 'Habibi' by Craig Thompson

Reasons Challenged: Nudity, sexually explicit, and unsuited for age group

#7 'Fun Home' by Alison Bechdel

Reasons Challenged: Violence and other ("graphic images")

#6 'The Holy Bible'

Reasons Challenged: Religious viewpoint

 

#5 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time' by Mark Haddon

Reasons Challenged: Offensive language, religious viewpoint, unsuited for age group, and other ("profanity and atheism")

#4 'Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out' by Susan Kuklin

Reasons Challenged: Anti-family, offensive language, homosexuality, sex education, political viewpoint, religious viewpoint, unsuited for age group, and other ("wants to remove from collection to ward off complaints")

#3 'I Am Jazz' by Jessica Herthel and Jazz Jennings

Reasons Challenged: Inaccurate, homosexuality, sex education, religious viewpoint, and unsuited for age group

#2 'Fifty Shades of Grey'

Reasons Challenged: Sexually explicit, unsuited to age group, and other ("poorly written," "concerns that a group of teenagers will want to try it")

#1 'Looking for Alaska' by John Green

Reasons Challenged: Offensive language, sexually explicit, and unsuited for age group