Another week, another headline about the urgency of jettisoning efforts to improve teaching and learning for all kids and instead laser-focusing on ending segregation in…. Read Post. School discipline will always be a hotly debated topic.
Charlie, our narrator, describes scenes from his life in a series of letters to an anonymous person. This book was banned in the USA for reasons of: homosexuality, sexually explicit, anti-family, offensive language, religious viewpoint, unsuited to age group, drugs and suicide. This Japanese manga series created by writer Tsugumi Ohba and artist Takeshi Obata was banned in several Chinese cities including Beijing.
The ALA reported challenges to library, school, and university materials and services in A total of books were challenged or banned, and this year earned an extra title in the usual Top 10 Most-Challenged Books list, making it the Top 11 Most-Challenged Books. Of these 11 books, three are picture books, three are middle grade, and five are young adult.
A challenged book is one that is sought to be removed or otherwise restricted from public access, typically from a library or a school curriculum. This is a list of the most commonly challenged books in the United States. The OIF gathers their data from media reports from reports from librarians and teachers. According to the OIF, the top three reasons for challenging such materials were that they contained "sexually explicit" content, "offensive" language, or were "unsuited to age group".
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We compile lists of challenged books in order to inform the public about censorship efforts that affect libraries and schools. Books written for YA audiences, those featuring a YA main character, and classics that regularly appear on high school required reading lists. Skip to main content.
Frequently Challenged Books American Library Associations's Office for Intellectual Freedom receives reports from libraries, schools, and the media on attempts to ban books in communities across the country. Each book that is banned or censored is done so for the content within the pages. There are a few common reasons that books have been banned or censored in schools, libraries, and book stores.
Sign me up for the latest news from Penguin Teen, including new books, special offers, and promotions. Many banned books deal with real issues, and in this case, issues that teenagers are faced with on a daily basis. So why shy away from these topics when authors have the ability to discuss them, to enlighten readers, to help readers cope?