It’s BANNED BOOKS WEEK! See who made this venerated list this year…


This year’s Banned Books:


“Captain Underpants” (series) by Dav Pilkey

Reasons: Offensive language, unsuited for age group


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

Reasons: Offensive language, racism, sexually explicit, unsuited for age group


“Thirteen Reasons Why” by Jay Asher

Reasons: Drugs/alcohol/smoking, sexually explicit, suicide, unsuited for age group


“Fifty Shades of Grey” by E. L. James

Reasons: Offensive language, sexually explicit


“And Tango Makes Three” by Peter Parnell and Justin Richardson

Reasons: Homosexuality, unsuited for age group


“The Kite Runner” by Khaled Hosseini

Reasons: Homosexuality, offensive language, religious viewpoint, sexually explicit


“Looking for Alaska” by John Green

Reasons: Offensive language, sexually explicit, unsuited for age group


“Scary Stories” (series) by Alvin Schwartz

Reasons: Unsuited for age group, violence


“The Glass Castle” by Jeanette Walls

Reasons: Offensive language, sexually explicit


“Beloved” by Toni Morrison

Reasons: Sexually explicit, religious viewpoint, violence


4 Comments Add yours

  1. reneewaring says:

    RIDICULOUS!!!! Both of my grandchildren have read Captain Underpants (with their mother’s permission) and absolutely adored it. They are both well balanced, healthy, happy kids and do not curse or spout lewd comments. I am much more likely to be that person! What is the matter with people, how are we to learn if we are not allowed to experience and discuss the normal things in life?

  2. vampedchik says:

    Thats just insane. Whats offensive to me may not be to another person. So whose to judge what should be banned. I’ve read a few of these and they were great books. If people dont like the subject matter then dont fricken read it!

  3. deenaremiel says:

    I know! I know! I can’t believe in this “enlightened” day and age that we still have close-minded people who feel the need to cloister us from literary works. It’s pathetic.

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