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Challenged books.1

  1. 1. Challenged booksTop 10 Most Frequently Challenged Books of 2007-08Here is a brief overview of the most frequently challenged books of2007-08 along with what have been the most commonly madeobjections for each one. 1. And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell. Reasons stated for challenging the books suitability for schools and libraries: Anti-Ethnic, Sexism, Homosexuality, Anti-Family, Religious Viewpoint, Unsuited to Age Group 2. The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier. Reasons stated for challenging the books suitability for schools and libraries: Sexually Explicit, Offensive Language, Violence 3. Olive’s Ocean by Kevin Henkes. Reasons stated for challenging the books suitability for schools and libraries: Sexually Explicit and Offensive Language.
  2. 2. 4. The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman. Reasons stated for challenging the books suitability for schools and libraries: Religious Viewpoint5. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain. Reasons stated for challenging the books suitability for schools and libraries: Racism6. The Color Purple by Alice Walker.Reasons stated for challenging the books suitability for schools and libraries: Homosexuality, Sexually Explicit, Offensive Language7. TTYL by Lauren Myracle.Reasons stated for challenging the books suitability for schools and libraries: Sexually Explicit, Offensive Language, Unsuited to Age Group
  3. 3. 8. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou. Reasons stated for challenging the books suitability for schools and libraries: Sexually Explicit 9. It’s Perfectly Normal by Robie Harris. Reasons stated for challenging the books suitability for schools and libraries: Sex Education, Sexually Explicit 10. The Perks of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. Reasons stated for challenging the books suitability for schools and libraries: Homosexuality, Sexually Explicit, Offensive Language, Unsuited to Age GroupFARENHEIT 451 by RAY Bradbury.
  4. 4. Perhaps the most ironic banned book situation, sice the book deals with theissue censorship in a dystopian society. Those opposed to this book claimvarious reasons for banning it including, profanity, portrayal of smoking anddrinking, and anti-religious and anti establishment sentiments.THE HANDMAID’S TALE by MARGARET ATWOOD.This dystopian story tells of a society run by men that remove all freedom fromwomen and class them according to what purpose they can serve for the men.The story is told from the perspective of a handmaiden, or a woman who is usedsolely for providing babies for wealthy couples. Those opposed to the book claimit is anti-Christian and pornographic.THE KITE RUNNER by KHALED KOSSEINIThis beautiful book of friendship and loyalty examines the life of two boys inAfghanistan who come from two widely different classes. Besides theAfghanistan’s government’s upset over the content of the book, others aroundthe world have challenged the book due to claims of offensive language andsexually explicit scenes.

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