Topic: And Tango Makes Three
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The most-challenged book series of 2012 was the 'Captain Underpants' books by Dav Pilkey. Former list-toppers 'ttyl' and 'The Hunger Games' are missing from the list entirely.
The 'ttyl' series by Lauren Myracle and 'The Color of Earth' by Kim Dong Hwa top the 2011 rankings of most challenged books.
Each year during Banned Books Week, the American Library Association tells us which titles available in public US libraries and schools received the most complaints or challenges during the previous year. In 2010, it seems, it was modern bestsellers – rather than classics from earlier decades – that provoked the most heat. Banned Books Week 2011 is being observed from Sept. 24 - Oct. 1.
09/26/2011 02:36 pm
Every year at this time the American Library Association compiles its list of "most frequently challenged" library books from the past year. The 2010 list includes some titles carried over from previous years (No. 1 on the list, "And Tango Makes Three," has appeared on the top of the "most challenged" list every year since its 2005 publication) and some new ones (including No. 5, teen bestseller "The Hunger Games" by Suzanne Collins, causing The Washington Post to comment that making the list has become "a virtual rite of passage for young adult sensations.") Here are the 10 books on the top of the 2010 list.
04/12/2011 12:56 pm
Apple is making a leap into illustrated books today, adding more than 100 children’s book, photo, and cookbook titles to its iBookstore.
12/15/2010 11:07 am
Even ardent opponents of censorship could hesitate when it comes to titles like these.
09/28/2010 05:59 pm
More than half of reported book challenges in 2009 came from two states: Texas and Pennsylvania.
09/23/2010 06:02 pm