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Frequently Challenged Books

Frequently          Challenged Books

The challenges range from demands that the book be removed from the curriculum, either as mandatory or elective reading, to demands that it be pulled from the school library. Because of the local nature of book challenges, it is difficult to list the books in any definitive order. The list is based on information from People for the American Way and the American Library Association.

     

  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, by Maya Angelou. Description of a rape; complaints the book is "anti-white."

     

  • The Giver, by Lois Lowry. Condones infanticide, endorses abortion, and promotes new age practices such as guided imagery.

     

  • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain. Incessant use of the word "nigger."

     

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