Top Ten Most Frequently Challenged Books of 2011
Book banning efforts were alive and well in 2011. The American Library Association's Office for Intellectual Freedom received 326 reports regarding attempts to remove or restrict materials from school curricula and library bookshelves.
A list of the Top Ten Most Frequently Challenged Books of 2011 was made public today as part of the 2012 State of America's Libraries Report, which documents trends in library usage and details the impact of library budget cuts, technology use and the various other challenges facing U.S. libraries.
Top Ten List of Frequently Challenged Books in 2011:
- ttyl; ttfn; l8r, g8r (series), by Lauren Myracle
- The Color of Earth (series), by Kim Dong Hwa
- The Hunger Games trilogy, by Suzanne Collins
- My Mom’s Having A Baby! A Kid’s Month-by-Month Guide to Pregnancy, by Dori Hillestad Butler
- The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie
- Alice (series), by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
- Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley
- What My Mother Doesn’t Know, by Sonya Sones
- Gossip Girl (series), by Cecily Von Ziegesar
- To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee