Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Banned Books 2013: 'Captain Underpants', 'Fifty Shades' Make List Of Most Challenged

Huffington Post reports:
Banned Books 2013: 'Captain Underpants', 'Fifty Shades' Make List Of Most Challenged: No. 1 was a not a story of the bedroom, but the bathroom, Dav Pilkey's "Captain Underpants" books (Offensive language, unsuited for age group), followed by Sherman Alexie's prize-winning "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian" (Offensive language, racism, sexually explicit), and Jay Asher's "Thirteen Reasons Why"(Drugs/alcohol/smoking, sexually explicit, suicide). Also on the list, at No. 10, Nobel laureate Toni Morrison's "Beloved" (Sexually explicit, religious viewpoint, violence).

"It's pretty exciting to be on a list that frequently features Mark Twain, Harper Lee, and Maya Angelou," Pilkey said in a statement. "But I worry that some parents might see this list and discourage their kids from reading `Captain Underpants,' even though they have not had a chance to read the books themselves."

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