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Top 10 list of most challenged books for 2011 – #5

September 26, 2012

Andy with Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time IndianIn celebration of Banned Books week (September 30 – October 6, 2012), library staff posed for photos with the top ten challenged books of 2011.

This is Andy with The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie. As number 5 on the top ten list, this book series is challenged for reasons of offensive language, racism, religious viewpoint, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group.

Celebrate your freedom to read @ your library.

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  1. October 2, 2012 10:24 pm

    The books featured during Banned Books Week have been targets of attempted bannings. Fortunately, while some books were banned or restricted, in a majority of cases the books were not banned, all thanks to the efforts of librarians, teachers, booksellers, and members of the community to retain the books in the library collections. Imagine how many more books might be challenged—and possibly banned or restricted—if librarians, teachers, and booksellers across the country did not use Banned Books Week each year to teach the importance of our First Amendment rights and the power of literature, and to draw attention to the danger that exists when restraints are imposed on the availability of information in a free society.

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