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Top Ten Banned Books 2015

Banned ​Books​
Banned ​Books​

From Florida to California, school and public libraries, bookstores, and community organizations are gearing up to celebrate the freedom to read by commemorating Banned Books Week (BBW), taking place from September 27 to October 3.

source: slj.com
And Tango ​Makes Three​
And Tango ​Makes Three​

Title: And Tango Makes Three. Author: Justin Richardson, Peter Parnell, Henry Cole (Illustrator) Publisher and Publication Year: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2005. Summary. In a world where penguins are locked up in cages called zoos, two male chinstraps dare to find… whatever it is you call companionship in penguins. Love? Sure.

The Perks of ​Being a Wallflower​
The Perks of ​Being a Wallflower​

A complaint from a parent in Wallingford, Connecticut, has prompted the district’s superintendent of schools to remove Stephen Chbosky’s The Perks of Being a Wallflower from the required reading list for high school freshmen.

source: bookweb.org
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This One ​Summer​
This One ​Summer​

Parents need to know that 2015 Caldecott Honor and Michael L. Printz Honor book This One Summer is a frank and engaging exploration of how friendships and family connections can change over the course of one season.

Bridge to ​Terabithia​
Bridge to ​Terabithia​

Together they create Terabithia, a magical kingdom in the woods where the two of them reign as king and queen, and their imaginations set the only limits. Logo designed by Luna’s Little Library. Welcome to our sixth book of 2015 and the twelfth book in our series of Banned/Challenged Books.

The Satanic ​Verses​
The Satanic ​Verses​

The Satanic Verses is Salman Rushdie's fourth novel, first published in 1988 and inspired in part by the life of Muhammad, the prophet of Islam. As with his previous books, Rushdie used magical realism and relied on contemporary events and people to create his characters.

Ttyl​
Ttyl​

Every year, the American Library Association compiles a list of the Top Ten Most Frequently Challenged Books, using its database and media reports.

source: ala.org
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Looking for ​Alaska​
Looking for ​Alaska​

Other LGBT-themed books making the list were "Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out" by Susan Kuklin at No. 4 and "Two Boys Kissing" by David Levithan at No. 10. The association doesn't claim that its lists of challenged books are comprehensive, estimating "that for every reported challenge, four or five remain unreported" by the media.

source: latimes.com
Mein Kampf​
Mein Kampf​

Banned books are books or other printed works such as essays or plays which are prohibited by law or to which free access is not permitted by other means. The practice of banning books is a form of censorship, from political, legal, religious, moral, or (less often) commercial motives.

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A Light in the ​Attic​
A Light in the ​Attic​

Another elementary school banned it in 1986 because ... The American Library Association's annual Banned Books Week ... A Light In The Attic. ...

source: cbsnews.com
Drama​
Drama​

Banned Books Week 2015: the 10 most challenged titles ... Banned Books Week 2015: the 10 most challenged titles – in pictures. Share on Facebook; Share on Twitter;

In the Night ​Kitchen​
In the Night ​Kitchen​

In The Night Kitchen has won multiple awards, including the 1971 Caldecott Medal, Outstanding Children’s Book of 1970, and Best Book of 1970 (“Maurice Sendak”). According to the ALA, it ranks 25th on the top 100 most challenged books of the 1990s.

Fallen Angels​
Fallen Angels​

Banned Books Week: Fallen Angels Posted on September 25, 2015 by Emily Barney Each year the Chicago-Kent Library Blog hosts reviews to commemorate Banned Books Week.

Are You ​There God? It's Me, Margaret.​
Are You ​There God? It's Me, Margaret.​

Why was Are You There God? It’s Me Margaret banned? Due to its relatively frank treatment of adolescent sexuality and religion, this book is one of the top 100 most frequently challenged books at libraries (i.e., books that have been requested to be banned), according to the American Library Association.

What My ​Mother Doesn't Know​
What My ​Mother Doesn't Know​

Banned Books #11 What My Mother Doesn’t Know by Sonya Sones with ... This is what we’ll be reading for the rest of 2015 ... What My Mother Doesn’t Know by Sonya ...

The Earth, My ​Butt, and Other Big Round Things​
The Earth, My ​Butt, and Other Big Round Things​

World leading higher education information and services. ... Banned Books Awareness: The Earth, My Butt, ... The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things has won ...

source: world.edu
Lady ​Chatterley's Lover​
Lady ​Chatterley's Lover​

Lady Chatterley's Lover is a novel by D. H. Lawrence, first published privately in 1928 in Italy, and in 1929 in France and Australia. An unexpurgated edition was not published openly in the United Kingdom until 1960, when it was the subject of a watershed obscenity trial against the publisher Penguin Books.

Heather Has ​Two Mommies​
Heather Has ​Two Mommies​

'Heather Has Two Mommies' turns 25 Leanne Italie, Associated Press Published 3:31 p.m. ET March 16, 2015 Author Leslea Newman with her book 'Heather Has Two Mommies,' in Holyoke, Mass.

source: usatoday.com
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Olive's Ocean​
Olive's Ocean​

Olive’s Ocean by Kevin Henkes. First published: 2001. In the Top Ten most frequently challenged books in 2007 ... So that’s our banned books for 2015 over!

Blubber​
Blubber​

Book Jacket Synopsis: “Blubber is a good name for her, the note from Wendy says about Linda. Jill crumples it up and leaves it on the corner of her desk. She doesn’t want to think about Linda or her dumb report on whales just now. Jill wants to think about Halloween.

Beyond ​Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out​
Beyond ​Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out​

Beyond Magenta is the very first non-fiction book reviewed here in the five years of The Nocturnal Library’s existence, and I couldn’t have picked a better one for the honor. It consists of six stories about six transgender, genderqueer or gender nonconforming teens, accompanied by gorgeous, honest photographs and several comments by the author.

source: goodreads.com
King & King​
King & King​

king it, to play the king; behave in an imperious or pretentious manner: He kinged it over all the other kids on the block. Origin of king before 900; Middle English; Old English cyng, cyni(n)g; cognate with German König, Dutch koning, Old Norse konungr, Swedish konung, Danish konge.

Tiger Eyes​
Tiger Eyes​

The book was banned for teenage depression, mild sex attitudes, religious debates, and underage drinking. It has held a place on the ALA banned books list since the list was made, falling around the 80s out of 100.

Nasreen's ​Secret School: A True Story From Afghanistan​
Nasreen's ​Secret School: A True Story From Afghanistan​

Banned Books 2017 – MAY READ – Nasreen’s Secret School: A True Story From Afghanistan by Jeanette Winter Published May 29, 2017 by bibliobeth

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We All Fall ​Down​
We All Fall ​Down​

The book “We All Fall Down” is exactly what that is and will surely grab your attention. Great as it is, this book soon become one for the banned. The book “We All Fall Down” by Robert Cormier was banned in 2003.

Rainbow ​Boys​
Rainbow ​Boys​

Rainbow Boys — One of the top 100 banned books in America By David W. Shelton On September 11, 2010 · Add Comment · In General Commentaries The following is an article that I wrote for our online magazine, Business & Heritage Clarksville as part of our Banned Books month-long series.

A Bad Boy ​Can Be Good For a Girl​
A Bad Boy ​Can Be Good For a Girl​

A Bad Boy Can Be Good For A Girl is the first novel by Tanya Lee Stone and written in a poetry-format. It follows the story of three girls who fall for the same bad boy intent on seducing every girl in school.

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