The Perks of Looking for the Bluest Underpants
Big news in the banned books world. The ALA’s list of the top ten most frequently challenged books of 2013 has been released. You may recognize a lot of familiar targets, including The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, Fifty Shades of Grey, The Hunger Games, Looking for Alaska, and The Perks of Being a Wallflower (almost all of which we’ve reviewed on the blog). Captain Underpants has also hung onto its place at the top for reasons I’ll never entirely understand. Graphic novel Bone joins the list, along with other fresh kindling.
Here they are, in case clicking a link is just too much of an effort to make:
1. Captain Underpants (series), Dav Pilkey
2. The Bluest Eye, Toni Morrison
3. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, Sherman Alexie
4. Fifty Shades of Grey, E.L. James
5. The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins
6. A Bad Boy Can Be Good for A Girl, Tanya Lee Stone
7. Looking for Alaska, John Green
8. The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Stephen Chbosky
9. Bless Me Ultima, Rudolfo Anaya
10. Bone (series), Jeff Smith
Surprised? Outraged? Confused? Let me know what you think.