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  • Celebrate the Freedom to Read by Reading a Banned Book!

    September 26, 2013

    September 22-28, 2013 is Banned Books Week, sponsored by the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom. As always, the OIF has released a list of this past year’s most challenged books. They are:

    1. Captain Underpants (series), by Dav Pilkey. Reasons: Offensive language, unsuited for age group.

    2. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie. Reasons: Offensive language, racism, sexually explicit, unsuited for age group.

    3. Thirteen Reasons Why, by Jay Asher. Reasons: Drugs/alcohol/smoking, sexually explicit, suicide, unsuited for age group.

    4. Fifty Shades of Grey, by E. L. James. Reasons: Offensive language, sexually explicit

    5. And Tango Makes Three, by Peter Parnell and Justin Richardson. Reasons: Homosexuality, unsuited for age group.

    6. The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini. Reasons: Homosexuality, offensive language, religious viewpoint, sexually explicit.

    7. Looking for Alaska, by John Green. Reasons: Offensive language, sexually explicit, unsuited for age group.

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