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    Here are the most challenged books from the last decade.

    Corinne Segal

    September 28, 2020, 12:09pm

    The results are in, and the list of most challenged books from the last decade is a mix of American classics, LGBTQ-themed books, and stories about female agency and empowerment. In other words, all the books that we should be reading all the time.

    Kicking off Banned Books Week, the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom released the list on Sunday based on the censorship reports it reviewed from 2010-19. Some of the titles here aren’t really a surprise (not the first rodeo for Lolita), while others seem a little more puzzling—what did Adam Mansbach ever do to us? Stories about dystopia (Feed, The Handmaid’s Tale, The Giver) continue to get resistance, almost like they have important points to make about the dystopia where we live now.

    Here’s the list:

    1. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

    2. Captain Underpants (series) by Dav Pilkey

    3. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

    4. Looking for Alaska by John Green

    5. George by Alex Gino

    6. And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell

    7. Drama by Raina Telgemeier

    8. Fifty Shades of Grey by E. L. James

    9. Internet Girls (series) by Lauren Myracle

    10. The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

    11. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

    12. Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

    13. I Am Jazz by Jazz Jennings and Jessica Herthel

    14. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

    15. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

    16. Bone (series) by Jeff Smith

    17. The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls

    18. Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan

    19. A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo by Jill Twiss

    20. Sex is a Funny Word by Cory Silverberg

    21. Alice McKinley (series) by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

    22. It’s Perfectly Normal by Robie H. Harris

    23. Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult

    24. Scary Stories (series) by Alvin Schwartz

    25. Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

    26. A Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

    27. Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out by Susan Kuklin

    28. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

    29. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

    30. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

    31. Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel

    32. It’s a Book by Lane Smith

    33. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

    34. The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien

    35. What My Mother Doesn’t Know by Sonya Sones

    36. A Child Called “It” by Dave Pelzer

    37. Bad Kitty (series) by Nick Bruel

    38. Crank by Ellen Hopkins

    39. Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich

    40. Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

    41. The Adventures of Super Diaper Baby by Dav Pilkey

    42. This Day in June by Gayle E. Pitman

    43. This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki

    44. A Bad Boy Can Be Good For A Girl by Tanya Lee Stone

    45. Beloved by Toni Morrison

    46. Goosebumps (series) by R.L. Stine

    47. In Our Mothers’ House by Patricia Polacco

    48. Lush by Natasha Friend

    49. The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger

    50. The Color Purple by Alice Walker

    51. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon

    52. The Holy Bible

    53. This Book is Gay by Juno Dawson

    54. Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

    55. Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer

    56. Gossip Girl (series) by Cecily von Ziegesar

    57. House of Night (series) by P.C. Cast

    58. My Mom’s Having A Baby by Dori Hillestad Butler

    59. Neonomicon by Alan Moore

    60. The Dirty Cowboy by Amy Timberlake

    61. The Giver by Lois Lowry

    62. Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

    63. Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya

    64. Draw Me a Star by Eric Carle

    65. Dreaming In Cuban by Cristina Garcia

    66. Fade by Lisa McMann

    67. The Family Book by Todd Parr

    68. Feed by M.T. Anderson

    69. Go the Fuck to Sleep by Adam Mansbach

    70. Habibi by Craig Thompson

    71. House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende

    72. Jacob’s New Dress by Sarah Hoffman

    73. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

    74. Monster by Walter Dean Myers

    75. Nasreen’s Secret School by Jeanette Winter

    76. Saga by Brian K. Vaughan

    77. Stuck in the Middle by Ariel Schrag

    78. The Kingdom of Little Wounds by Susann Cokal

    79. 1984 by George Orwell

    80. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess

    81. Almost Perfect by Brian Katcher

    82. Awakening by Kate Chopin

    83. Burned by Ellen Hopkins

    84. Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

    85. Fallen Angels by Walter Dean Myers

    86. Glass by Ellen Hopkins

    87. Heather Has Two Mommies by Lesle´a Newman

    88. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

    89. Madeline and the Gypsies by Ludwig Bemelmans

    90. My Princess Boy by Cheryl Kilodavis

    91. Prince and Knight by Daniel Haack

    92. Revolutionary Voices: A Multicultural Queer Youth Anthology by Amy Sonnie

    93. Skippyjon Jones (series) by Judith Schachner

    94. So Far from the Bamboo Grove by Yoko Kawashima Watkins

    95. The Color of Earth (series) by Tong-hwa Kim

    96. The Librarian of Basra by Jeanette Winter

    97. The Walking Dead (series) by Robert Kirkman

    98. Tricks by Ellen Hopkins

    99. Uncle Bobby’s Wedding by Sarah S Brannen

    100. Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks

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