Most Challenged Books of 2018

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. 

George by Alex Gino

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

The hate u give by Angie Thomas

Reasons: banned and challenged because it was deemed “anti-cop,” and for profanity, drug use, and sexual references

Drama by Raina Telgemeier

Reasons: banned and challenged for including LGBTQIA+ characters and themes

Reasons: banned, challenged, and restricted for addressing teen suicide

This one summer by Mariko Tamaki

Reasons: banned and challenged for profanity, sexual references, and certain illustrations

Skippyjon Jones by Judith Byron Schachner

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

This day in June by Gayle E Pitman

Reason: challenged and burned for including LGBTQIA+ content

Two boys kissing by David Levithan

Reason: challenged and burned for including LGBTQIA+ content