The American Library Association’s Office of Intellectual Freedom has compiled the list of the top ten titles challenged in 2018. This list is released during National Library Week, celebrating the role of libraries of all types in resisting challenges and celebrating intellectual freedom all year long. Books are challenged for a number of reasons, though you will see the ongoing trend of many of the books being about LGBTQIA+ topics or having a strong sense of humor.
OK, so does anyone else make predictions each year? I’m rather stunned to not see And Tango Makes Three on the list!
Here are the Top 11 Most Challenged Books of the year:
1. George by Alex Gino
2. A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo by Jill Twiss, illustrated by EG Keller
3. Captain Underpants series by Dav Pilkey
4. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
5. Drama by Raina Telgemeier
6. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
7. This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki, illustrated by Jilllian Tamaki
8. Skippyjon Jones series by Judy Schachner
9. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
10. This Day in June by Gayle E. Pitman, illustrated by Kristyna Litten
11. Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan