Celebrate the Freedom to Read Part II


Hundreds of books are challenged every year.  Last year alone, the American Library Association's Office of Intellectual Freedom received 326 reports of challenges or bans to books.  Here are the top three most challenged from 2011.  Do any surprise you?  Celebrate the freedom to read by checking one out at your Community Library.  You can find a complete listing of banned and challenged books by year here.
  1. ttyl;, by Lauren Myracle
    Reasons: offensive language; religious viewpoint; unsuited to age group
  2. The Color of Earth, by Kim Dong Hwa
    Reasons: nudity; unsuited to age group
  3. The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins
    Reasons: anti-ethnic; anti-family; insensitivity; offensive language; occult/satanic; violence

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