The 10 Most Challenged Books in the U.S.

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The 10 Most Challenged Books in the U.S.

Banned Books Week may have ended last Friday, but that’s no reason to stop celebrating the freedom to read. If you’re looking for a great book, try picking up one of the 10 most challenged titles in the United States last year. They range from a children’s picture book about two penguin dads (And Tango Makes Three) to a bestselling comic book series about two lovers on opposite sides of an intergalactic war (Saga).

The American Library Association (ALA) defines a “challenge” as an attempt to remove or restrict a book based upon the objections of a person or group. Libraries across the nation received 311 challenges against various books in 2014 alone, as cited in the ALA’s State of America’s Libraries Report. You can view the most challenged books in the gallery, and make sure to check out the ALA’s infographic about book challenges for more information.