April 12, 2019 | jonesw
This week, the American Library Association released its list of the most frequently challenged and/or banned books of 2018. Which challenged books have you read?
For more information, visit the Banned & Challenged Books page of the Office for Intellectual Freedom's website.
Reasons: banned, challenged, and relocated because it was believed to encourage children to clear browser history and change their bodies using hormones, and for mentioning “dirty magazines,” describing male anatomy, “creating confusion,” and including a transgender character
Reasons: banned and challenged for including LGBTQIA+ content, and for political and religious viewpoints
Reasons: series was challenged because it was perceived as encouraging disruptive behavior, while Captain Underpants and the Sensational Saga of Sir Stinks-A-Lot was challenged for including a same-sex couple
Reasons: banned and challenged because it was deemed “anti-cop,” and for profanity, drug use, and sexual references
Reasons: banned and challenged for including LGBTQIA+ characters and themes
Reasons: banned, challenged, and restricted for addressing teen suicide
Reasons: banned and challenged for profanity, sexual references, and certain illustrations
Reason: challenged for depicting stereotypes of Mexican culture
Reasons: banned and challenged for sexual references, profanity, violence, gambling, and underage drinking, and for its religious viewpoint