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Thanks to Jason Boog at GalleyCat for alerting me to this article from the American Library Association which, among other things, lists the top ten ‘challenged’ (aka ‘banned’) books of 2012. Here they are:

• Captain Underpants (series), by Dav Pilkeybooks
• “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 Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell
• “The Kite Runner,” by Khaled Hosseini
• “Looking for Alaska,” by John Green
• Scary Stories (series), by Alvin Schwartz
• “The Glass Castle,” by Jeannette Walls
• “Beloved,” by Toni Morrison

By far the most popular listed reason for the ban? “Offensive language.” More in the article, including examples and critical analysis. Enjoy!

 
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