Most Frequently Challenged Book of 2013
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Most Frequently Challenged Book of 2013

captain-underpants-thnWhen the American Library Association released its annual State of America’s Libraries report in April, it included a list of the most “challenged” books of the previous year. Those are the books that are the subject of formal, written complaints filed with libraries or schools “requesting that a book or other material be restricted or removed because of its content or appropriateness.” If you thought that maybe Fifty Shades of Grey topped the list, you were wrong! Just as in 2012, the potty humor of the Captain Underpants series by Dav Pilkey gained that distinction. Fifty Shades did make the top ten, as did The Bluest Eye, by Toni Morrison and The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins.