Posted on April 21, 2020 at 9:34 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The American Library Association shared its list of 2019’s most frequently challenged books yesterday.

There were 377 challenges of 566 different books; here are the top ten targeted:

1. George, by Alex Gino.

2. Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out, by Susan Kuklin.

3. A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo, written by by Jill Twiss and illustrated by EG Keller.

4. Sex is a Funny Word, written by Cory Silverberg and illustrated by Fiona Smyth.

5. Prince & Knight, written by Daniel Haack and illustrated by Stevie Lewis.

6. I Am Jazz, written by Jessica Herthel and Jazz Jennings, and illustrated by Shelagh McNicholas.

7. The Handmaid’s Tale, by Margaret Atwood.

8. Drama, written and illustrated by Raina Telgemeier.

9. The Harry Potter series, by J.K. Rowling.

10. And Tango Makes Three, written by Peter Parnell and Justin Richardson and illustrated by Henry Cole.

The ALA has more on why each book faced criticism as well as historical lists on its website.

Categories: Today in Books

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