Friday, April 14, 2017

Top Ten Most Challenged Books of 2016 :: ALA

Top Ten Most Challenged Books of 2016
ALA News: April 2017

The list of the Top Ten Most Challenged Books of 2016 is here. This year’s list explores a range of genres (young adult, fiction, memoir) and formats (novels, graphic novels, picture books), but they have one thing in common: each book was threatened with removal from spaces where diverse ideas and perspectives should be welcomed.

The annual list is compiled by the ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF); OIF calculates the Top Ten by documenting public media articles of challenges, and censorship reports submitted through the office’s reporting form. For an in-depth look at censorship trends, check out the State of America’s Libraries Report.

Top Ten Challenged Books of 2016

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

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