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ALA's Most Frequently Challenged Books of the 21st Century

Description: Explore the list of American Library Association's Most Frequently Challenged Books. Some titles are challenged multiple years. To learn more about challenges to books, visit ALA's website: http://www.ala.org/bbooks/frequentlychallengedbooks/top10


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The Hate U Give

by Angie Thomas

A National Book Award Longlist title with eight starred reviews! #1 New York Times Bestseller! "Absolutely riveting!" —Jason Reynolds "Stunning." —John Green "This story is necessary. This story is important.

Date Added: 04/10/2018


Year: 2017

Drama

by Raina Telgemeier

The bestselling, award-winning author of Smile brings us her next full-colour graphic novel! Callie loves theater. And while she would totally try out for her middle school's production of Moon Over Mississippi, she's a terrible singer.

Date Added: 04/10/2018


Year: 2017

George

by Alex Gino

BE WHO YOU ARE. When people look at George, they think they see a boy. But she knows she's not a boy. She knows she's a girl. George thinks she'll have to keep this a secret forever.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 2016

Looking for Alaska

by John Green

The award-winning, genre-defining debut from #1 bestselling author of The Fault in Our StarsWinner of the Michael L. Printz AwardLos Angeles Times Book Prize FinalistNew York Times bestsellerBefore.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 2016

Eleanor and Park

by Rainbow Rowell

Set over the course of one school year in 1986, this is the story of two star-crossed misfits--smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 2016

Two Boys Kissing

by David Levithan

A 2014 Lambda Literary Award Winner A 2014 Stonewall Honor BookNamed to the 2013 National Book Award Longlist.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 2016

I Am Jazz

by Jazz Jennings and Jessica Herthel

From the time she was two years old, Jazz knew that she had a girl's brain in a boy's body. She loved pink and dressing up as a mermaid and didn't feel like herself in boys' clothing.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 2016

Make Something Up

by Chuck Palahniuk

Stories you'll never forget--just try--from literature's favourite transgressive author.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 2016

Fifty Shades of Grey: Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy

by E L James

MORE THAN 100 MILLION COPIES SOLD WORLDWIDENOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTUREWhen literature student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 2015

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

by Mark Haddon

Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7,057. He relates well to animals but has no understanding of human emotions. He cannot stand to be touched.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 2015

Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out

by Susan Kuklin

A 2015 Stonewall Honor Book A groundbreaking work of LGBT literature takes an honest look at the life, love, and struggles of transgender teens.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 2015

Holy Bible, New International Version

by The Editors at International Bible Society

The NIV Bible was produced by more than one hundred scholars working from the best available Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek texts.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 2015

Nasreen's Secret School: A True Story from Afghanistan

by Jeanette Winter

Based on a true story. After her parents are taken away by the Taliban, young Nasreen stops speaking. But as she spends time in a secret school, she slowly breaks out of her shell.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 2015

It's Perfectly Normal: Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex, and Sexual Health

by Robie H. Harris

For ages 10 and up, this book answers the questions kids have about growing up but are afraid to ask.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 2014

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

by Sherman Alexie

Bestselling author Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 2014

The Bluest Eye

by Toni Morrison

Pecola Breedlove, a young black girl, prays every day for beauty.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 2014

The Kite Runner

by Khaled Hosseini

The New York Times bestseller and international classic loved by millions of readers.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 2014

A Stolen Life

by Jaycee Dugard

In the summer of 1991 I was a normal kid. I did normal things. I had friends and a mother who loved me. I was just like you. Until the day my life was stolen. For eighteen years I was a prisoner. I was an object for someone to use and abuse.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 2014

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

by Stephen Chbosky

Standing on the fringes of life offers a unique perspective...but there comes a time to see what it looks like from the dance floor.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 2014

And Tango Makes Three

by Peter Parnell and Justin Richardson and Henry Cole

In the zoo there are all kinds of animal families. But Tango's family is not like any of the others.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 2014

A Bad Boy Can Be Good for a Girl

by Tanya Lee Stone

Josie, Nicolette, and Aviva all get mixed up with a senior boy–a cool, slick, sexy boy who can talk them into doing almost anything he wants.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 2013

Bless Me, Ultima

by Rudolfo Anaya

Stories filled with wonder and the haunting beauty of his culture have helped make Rudolfo Anaya the father of Chicano literature in English, and his tales fairly shimmer with the lyric richness of his prose.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 2013

The Hunger Games Trilogy

by Suzanne Collins

The stunning Hunger Games trilogy is complete!

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 2013

The Adventures of Captain Underpants

by Dav Pilkey

George and Harold have created the greatest superhero in the history of their elementary school - and now they're going to bring him to life!

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 2013

Thirteen Reasons Why

by Jay Asher

Clay Jenkins returns home from school to find a mysterious box with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers 13 cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker -- his classmate and crush -- who committed suicide two weeks earlier.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 2012


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