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Banned Books Week - Top Ten Challenged Books of 2012

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  • 1. Artwork courtesy of the American Library Association.
  • 2. TOP TEN CHALLENGED BOOKS OF 2012* BANNED BOOKS WEEK *AS REPORTED BY THE OFFICE FOR INTELLECTUAL FREEDOM How many have you read?
  • 3. #1 The most-challenged book of the year! Reasons: Offensive language, unsuited for age group. BANNED BOOKS WEEK TOP TEN CHALLENGED BOOKS OF 2012
  • 4. #2 Reasons: Offensive language, racism, sexually explicit, unsuited for age group. In the Library: Nook Collection 1 BANNED BOOKS WEEK TOP TEN CHALLENGED BOOKS OF 2012
  • 5. #3 Reasons: Drugs/alcohol/smoking, sexually explicit, suicide, unsuited for age group. In the Library: Nook Collection 8 BANNED BOOKS WEEK TOP TEN CHALLENGED BOOKS OF 2012
  • 6. #4 Reasons: Offensive language, sexually explicit. In the Library: Nook Collection 3, 5 BANNED BOOKS WEEK TOP TEN CHALLENGED BOOKS OF 2012
  • 7. #5 Reasons: Homosexuality, unsuited for age group. In the Library: Juvenile Collection BANNED BOOKS WEEK TOP TEN CHALLENGED BOOKS OF 2012
  • 8. TOP TEN CHALLENGED BOOKS OF 2012* BANNED BOOKS WEEK *AS REPORTED BY THE OFFICE FOR INTELLECTUAL FREEDOM How many have you read?
  • 9. #6 Reasons: Homosexuality, offensive language, religious viewpoint, sexually explicit. In the Library: Leisure Reading Collection BANNED BOOKS WEEK TOP TEN CHALLENGED BOOKS OF 2012
  • 10. #7 Reasons: Offensive language, sexually explicit, unsuited for age group. In the Library: Young Adult Collection BANNED BOOKS WEEK TOP TEN CHALLENGED BOOKS OF 2012
  • 11. #8 Reasons: Unsuited for age group, violence. BANNED BOOKS WEEK TOP TEN CHALLENGED BOOKS OF 2012
  • 12. #9 Reasons: Offensive language, sexually explicit. In the Library: Nook Collection 1 BANNED BOOKS WEEK TOP TEN CHALLENGED BOOKS OF 2012
  • 13. #10 Reasons: Sexually explicit, religious viewpoint, violence. In the Library: Leisure Reading, Nook Collection 7 BANNED BOOKS WEEK TOP TEN CHALLENGED BOOKS OF 2012
  • 14. American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression