2014 Most-Challenged Books

April 14, 2014

captundFor the second year in a row, Dav Pilkey’s series Captain Underpants topped the American Library Association’s list of most-challenged books. Pilkey commented that he was surprised “that a series with no sex, no nudity, no drugs, no profanity and no more violence than a Superman cartoon has caused such an uproar.” Other “vilified” books include, Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye, and E.L. James’ Fifty Shades of Grey. You can see the complete list in this NPR article.


ALA Banned Books Week ReadOut event at EPL

September 4, 2010

If you are passionate about the Right to Read and want to celebrate Banned/Challenged books, then join the discussion during a “Banned Books Week ReadOut” at Evanston Public Library on Friday, September 24 from 3 – 6 p.m.  ALA’s annual “Banned Books Week” will be observed September 25 – October 2, 2010.  (read more) Continue reading “ALA Banned Books Week ReadOut event at EPL”

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