Banned Books Week

September 21-27, 2014

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What is Banned Books Week?

Every year in September, the library takes a moment to celebrate our freedom to read. Come by the library and check out our display of books that have frequently been challenged in other school and public libraries across the country.

Most Frequently Challenged Books of 2013

Are you curious which books were the most frequently challenged in 2013?

Here are a few of which you may have heard and some of the reasons why they were challenged:

1. Captain Underpants by Dav Pilkey (Offensive Language, Violence, Unsuited for Age Group)
2. The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison (Offensive Language, Violence, Unsuited for Age Group)
3. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian by Sherman Alexie (Drugs, Alcohol & Smoking, Offensive Language, Racism, Unsuited for Age Group)
5. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (Religious viewpoint, Unsuited for Age Group)
7. Looking for Alaska by John Green (Drugs, Alcohol & Smoking, Unsuited for Age Group)
8. Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky (Drugs, Alcohol & Smoking, Homosexuality, Unsuited for Age Group)
10. Bone (series) by Jeff Smith (Political viewpoint, Racism, Violence)

McClain Library

Mrs. Allison & Mrs. Efkeman