2010 America’s Most Challenged Books

ALA has announced the most challenged books of last year.  Interestingly, the ones I have read are favorites of mine.  I’m considering using the list as a recommended book list for my future reading.  Here are the books:

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

  • Reasons: Homosexuality, Religious Viewpoint, Unsuited to Age Group

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

  • Reasons: Offensive language, Racism, Sex Education, Sexually Explicit, Unsuited to Age Group, Violence

3. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

  • Reasons: Insensitivity, Offensive Language, Racism, Sexually Explicit

4. Crank by Ellen Hopkins

  • Reasons: Drugs, Offensive Language, Sexually Explicit

5. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

  • Reasons: Sexually Explicit, Unsuited to Age Group, Violence

6. Lush by Natasha Friend

  • Reasons: Drugs, Offensive Language, Sexually Explicit, Unsuited to Age Group

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

  • Reasons: Sexism, Sexually Explicit, Unsuited to Age Group

8. Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America by Barbara Ehrenreich

  • Reasons: Drugs, Inaccurate, Offensive Language, Political Viewpoint, Religious Viewpoint

9. Revolutionary Voices edited by Amy Sonnie

  • Reasons: Homosexuality, Sexually Explicit

10. Twilight by Stephanie Meyer

  • Reasons: Religious Viewpoint, Violence