Top Challenged Books of 2018

The list is in! Here are the top 11 challenged books of 2018.

All abstracts are from the ALA web site.

 

George written by Alex Gino

George written by Alex Gino

  "Reasons: banned, challenged, and relocated because it was believed to encourage children to clear browser history and change their bodies using hormones, and for mentioning “dirty magazines,” describing male anatomy, “creating confusion,” and including a transgender character"

  This book is available as an audio book via Alaska's Digital Library.

 

 

 

 

A day in the life of Marlon Bundo

A day in the life of Marlon Bundo written by Jill Twiss & Illustrated by EG Keller

"Reasons: banned and challenged for including LGBTQIA+ content, and for political and religious viewpoints."

This book is available at various Alaskan Libraries and Rasmuson Library can get it for you by Interlibrary Loan.

 

 

 

 

Captain Underpants series

Captain Underpants series written and illustrated by Dav Pilkey

"Reasons: series was challenged because it was perceived as encouraging disruptive behavior, while Captain Underpants and the Sensational Saga of Sir Stinks-A-Lot was challenged for including a same-sex couple."

Books in this series are available at various Alaskan Libraries and Rasmuson Library can get it for you by Interlibrary Loan.

 

 

 

 

The Hate U Give written by Angie Thomas

 The Hate U Give written by Angie Thomas

"Reasons: banned and challenged because it was deemed “anti-cop,” and for profanity, drug use, and sexual references."

This book is available as an eBook via Alaska's Digital Library.

 

 

 

 

Drama written and illustrated by Raina Telgemeier Drama, written and illustrated by Raina Telgemeier

"Reasons: banned and challenged for including LGBTQIA+ characters and themes."

 This book is available as an eBook via Alaska’s Digital Library.

 

 

 

 

Thirteen Reasons Why written by Jay Asher

 Thirteen Reasons Why written by Jay Asher

 "Reasons: banned, challenged, and restricted for addressing teen suicide."

 This book is available as an eBook via Alaska's Digital Library.

 

 

 

 

This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki, illustrated by Jillian Tamaki This One Summer written by Mariko Tamaki & illustrated by Jillian Tamaki

"Reasons: banned and challenged for profanity, sexual references, and certain illustrations."

This book is available as an eBook via Alaska's Digital Library.

 

 

 

 

Skippyjon Jones series written and illustrated by Judy Schachner

Skippyjon Jones series written and illustrated by Judy Schachner

"Reason: challenged for depicting stereotypes of Mexican culture."

Books in this series are available at various Alaskan Libraries and Rasmuson Library can get it for you by Interlibrary Loan.

 

 

 

 

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian written by Sherman Alexie

 The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

 "Reasons: banned and challenged for sexual references, profanity, violence, gambling, and underage drinking, and for its religious viewpoint."

 This book is available as an eBook via Alaska’s Digital Library.

 It's also available at Rasmuson Library on level 6. The call number is PS3551.L35774 A27 2007

 

 

 

This Day in June by Gayle E. Pitman, illustrated by Kristyna Litten

This Day in June written by Gayle E. Pitman and illustrated by Kristyna Litten

"Reason: challenged and burned for including LGBTQIA+ content"

This book is available at various Alaskan Libraries and Rasmuson Library can get it for you by Interlibrary Loan.

 

 

 

Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan

Two Boys Kissing written by David Levithan

"Reason: challenged and burned for including LGBTQIA+ content"

 This book is available as an eBook via Alaska's Digital Library.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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