Frequently Challenged Children's Books | Advocacy, Legislation & IssuesEach year, the ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom records hundreds of attempts by individuals and groups to have books removed from libraries shelves and from classrooms. These titles are books on the Radcliffe Publishing Course Top Novels of the 20th Century that have been banned or challenged. If you would like to support the office's work in providing confidential support to libraries and schools that face censorship attempts, please consider making a donation. Skip to main content. The Great Gatsby , by F.
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Banned books week has come and gone this year so please excuse me for the lateness of the post but I was moved to write it in response to the fact that my favorite kids book of the year is currently undergoing censorship scrutiny. The other words? That would be profanity of a far saltier variety. And the context is this, the profanity comes in the form of written bullying messages that terrorize our young female protagonist. The words are meant to be upsetting and provoking. About how I stayed up until three in the morning so I could finish it. And when Rowell offered to come for free?
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A challenged book is one that is sought to be removed or otherwise restricted from public access, typically from a library or a school curriculum. This is a list of the most commonly challenged books in the United States. The OIF gathers their data from media reports from reports from librarians and teachers. According to the OIF, the top three reasons for challenging such materials were that they contained "sexually explicit" content, "offensive" language, or were "unsuited to age group". The list is sorted alphabetically by default. Included is each book's rank in the ALA's lists of top challenged books by decade if applicable.