A Utah school district recently restricted access to a children’s book about a happy family with lesbian moms. Such limits on books are nothing new. Each year, books are banned, removed from schools, or challenged. In Texas public schools alone, 87 books were challenged and 20 were banned during the 2009-2010 school year.
In the 2010-2011 school year, books that were banned or challenged in schools include The Perks of Being a Wallflower and The Hunger Games, as well as older books such as The Diary of Anne Frank and The Catcher in the Rye. Each year is different, but there are some young adult classics that have always been controversial. Take a look at this gallery of the 10 most commonly banned or challenged books. Are some of your favorites on the list?
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