Top Ten Banned/Challenged Books of 2009

Take a look at the top banned and challenged books of 2009. Have you read any of the books on this list? What did you think? Feel free to share your thoughts and opinions in the comments section below.

#10 The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier

Reasons: Nudity, Sexually Explicit, Offensive Language, Unsuited to Age Group


#9 The Color Purple by Alice Walker

Reasons: Sexually Explicit, Offensive Language, Unsuited to Age Group


#8 The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big, Round Things by Carolyn Mackler

Reasons: Sexually Explicit, Offensive Language, Unsuited to Age Group

#7 My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult

Reasons: Sexism, Homosexuality, Sexually Explicit, Offensive Language, Religious Viewpoint, Unsuited to Age Group, Drugs, Suicide, Violence


#6 Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

Reasons: Sexually Explicit, Offensive Language, Unsuited to Age Group


#5 Twilight (series) by Stephenie Meyer

Reasons: Sexually Explicit, Religious Viewpoint, Unsuited to Age Group


#4 To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Reasons: Racism, Offensive Language, Unsuited to Age Group


#3 The Perks of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

Reasons: Homosexuality, Sexually Explicit, Anti-Family, Offensive Language, Religious Viewpoint, Unsuited to Age Group, Drugs, Suicide


#2 And Tango Makes Three by Peter Parnell and Justin Richardson

Reasons: Homosexuality


#1 TTYL; TTFN; L8R, G8R (series) by Lauren Myracle

Reasons: Nudity, Sexually Explicit, Offensive Language, Unsuited to Age Group, Drugs


Also, check out Frequently Challenged Books of the 21st Century and the Top 100 Banned/Challenged Books 2000-2009 on the American Library Association’s web site.

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