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14 May 2008 @ 06:19 pm
top 10 challenged books of 2007  
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Top Ten Challenged Books, 2007


1. “And Tango Makes Three,” by Justin Richardson/Peter Parnell
Reasons: Anti-Ethnic, Sexism, Homosexuality, Anti-Family, Religious Viewpoint, Unsuited to Age Group

2. “The Chocolate War,” by Robert Cormier
Reasons: Sexually Explicit, Offensive Language, Violence

3. “Olive’s Ocean,” by Kevin Henkes
Reasons: Sexually Explicit, Offensive Language

4. “The Golden Compass,” by Philip Pullman
Reasons: Religious Viewpoint

5. “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,” by Mark Twain
Reasons: Racism

6. “The Color Purple,” by Alice Walker
Reasons: Homosexuality, Sexually Explicit, Offensive Language,

7. “TTYL,” by Lauren Myracle
Reasons: Sexually Explicit, Offensive Language, Unsuited to Age Group

8. “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings,” by Maya Angelou
Reasons: Sexually Explicit

9. “It’s Perfectly Normal,” by Robie Harris
Reasons: Sex Education, Sexually Explicit

10. “The Perks of Being A Wallflower,” by Stephen Chbosky
Reasons: Homosexuality, Sexually Explicit, Offensive Language, Unsuited to Age Group
 
 
 
mrs_j1mrs_j1 on May 14th, 2008 11:41 pm (UTC)
this makes me crazy...
linda urbanlurban on May 15th, 2008 12:20 am (UTC)
Olive's Ocean is sexually explicit? Why don't I remember that?

Ding dang, this stuff makes me crazy.
The Muse, Amused: batgirl fights to make the world safe!penmage on May 15th, 2008 07:47 pm (UTC)
We have been trying to figure it out. What is anti-ethnic about AND TANGO MAKES THREE? I get all the other ones, but anti-ethnic?
professornanaprofessornana on May 16th, 2008 12:13 am (UTC)
Danged if I know about this one. The only complaint I recall hearing is that it promotes a gay lifestyle. I try hard not to think like the censors...