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2009's Most Controversial Books According to Parents

AND TANGO MAKES THREE Two male penguins raise a chick together. CHALLENGE KEY Anti-family . 2009 Nudity tango - Religious viewpoint Sexually explicit Suicide Offensive language TARGET RANK Racism makes MOST TARGETED BOOKS - Unsuited to age group Sexism Every year, libraries are asked to remove books from their shelves, because they are found to be inappropriate. These “challenges" can occur for any reason, and do not necessarily result in a book's removal from libraries. But the list of the 10 most challenged books in 2009 does show which books some parents find objectionable, and why they feel their kids shouldn't be reading them. three Drugs Violence Homosexuality The My Butt, Aner Source American Library Association #2 THE EARTH, MY BUTT, AND OTHER BIG, ROUND THINGS Overweight teenager rebels against her family and finds contentment and self- confidence. wSostin erse Veler Perna and THE CносOLATE WAR Jerry stands up to mob rule in Trinity High School by refusing to sell chocolate. He is beaten and fails to upend the status quo. twilight #5 THE CHOCOLATE WAR 8# CAROLN MACKLER the CATCHER CATCHER IN ehings in tlie RYE #6 TWILIGHT (series) Girl falls in love with vampire, werewolf, vampire again. The nuea er onin c Teenage brat goes to the big city and calls everyone a phony. He learns a thing or two in the process. #10 TTYL, TTFN, L8R, G8R (series) The first novels written out in IM form tells the story of three BFFS and. their adventures in high school, lol. STEP HENIE MEYER cole robe mie fru Atonteat avel by 3. DSA #4 To KILL A AliceWalker The Color Purple MOCKINGBIRD Atticus Finch defends a black man falsely accused of rape. The justice system fails but Finch's daughter shows that there's still hope. mporks in Laur nnyracle THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER A teenager named Char- lie writes letters about TO K ILL A MY SISTER L# MOCKIN MUNICAL the craziness that is high school. CEPER THE COLOR PURPLE #9 RPER L EE A collaboration between GOOD and Stanford Kay MY SISTER'S KEEPER Thirteen-year-old Anna sues her parents for the rights to her body. She gets into a fatal accident and her kidney is transplanted to her dying sister. Sisters Celie and Nettie live in the house of their abusive stepfather. They eventually finally find independence and solace in one another. #3 chbosk ORK TIMES B 3 4-6 REASONS TO BE FEARFUL

2009's Most Controversial Books According to Parents

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It happens every year across the country. Parents petition public and school libraries to remove certain books because of material they find objectionable. Whether it be because of nudity, offensive l...



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