The children's novel by Louise Fitzhugh focuses on a young girl who loves to spy on her friends and neighbors. 'Louise Fitzhugh remembered what it was like to grow up and wasn’t afraid to write about it,' author Judy Blume said of the book.
Why do books get banned from schools and libraries? Even readers who disagree with the practice of banning can comprehend that books heavy on sex and/or violence can polarize decision-makers when it comes to young readers. But there are other books – titles like "Where's Waldo?" or "Sylvester and the Magic Pebble" – whose presence on a banned book list seems completely mysterious. The following 20 books seem innocent to many, but they have nonetheless raised reader objections at one time or another.
Monitor readers share their favorite picks.