Top Ten Most Challenged Books of 2012

Book Cover:Beloved

Beloved
by Toni Morrison

Sexually explicit

Religious viewpoint

Violence

Book cover:The Glass Castle

The Glass Castle
by Jeannette Walls

Offensive language

Sexually explicit

Scary Stories (series)
by Alvin Schwartz

Unsuited for age group

Violence

Looking for Alaska
by John Green

Offensive language,

Sexually explicit

Unsuited for age group

The Kite Runner
by Khaled Hosseini

Homosexuality

Offensive language

Religious viewpoint

Sexually explicit

And Tango Makes Three
by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell

Homosexuality

Unsuited for age group

Fifty Shades of Grey
by E. L. James

Offensive language

Sexually explicit

Thirteen Reasons Why
by Jay Asher

Drugs
Alcohol
Smoking

Sexually explicit

Suicide

Unsuited for age group

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

Offensive language

Racism

Sexually explicit

Unsuited for age group

Captain Underpants (series)
by Dav Pilkey

Offensive language

Unsuited for age group

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