Posted on April 5, 2021 at 8:49 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The American Library Association shared its list of 2020’s most frequently challenged books this morning.

There were 156 challenges of 273 different books; here are the top ten targeted:

1. George, by Alex Gino.

2. Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You, by Ibram X. Kendi and Jason Reynolds.

3. All American Boys, by Jason Reynolds.

4. Speak, by Laurie Halse Anderson.

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

6. Something Happened in Our Town: A Child’s Story About Racial Injustice, by Marianne Celano, Marietta Collins, and Ann Hazzard, illustrated by Jennifer Zivoin.

7. To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee.

8. Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck

9. The Bluest Eye, by Toni Morrison.

10. The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas.

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

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