Top Ten Challenged Books of 2016

Apr 10, 2017

The American Library Association Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) has just announced its annual list of the Top Ten Most Challenged Books, using information from public challenges reported in the media, as well as censorship reports submitted to the office through its challenge reporting form.

Out of 323 challenges reported to the ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom, the Top Ten Most Challenged Books of 2016 are

    1. This One Summer written by Mariko Tamaki and illustrated by Jillian Tamaki
    2. Drama written and illustrated by Raina Telgemeier
    3. George written by Alex Gino
    4. I Am Jazz written by Jessica Herthel and Jazz Jennings, and illustrated by Shelagh McNicholas
    5. Two Boys Kissing written by David Levithan
    6. Looking for Alaska written by John Green
    7. Big Hard Sex Criminals written by Matt Fraction and illustrated by Chip Zdarsky
    8. Make Something Up: Stories You Can’t Unread written by Chuck Palahniuk
    9. Little Bill (series) written by Bill Cosby and illustrated by Varnette P. Honeywood
    10. Eleanor & Park written by Rainbow Rowell

For an in-depth look at censorship trends, check out the newly released State of America’s Libraries Report.

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