Alexie, Pilkey books among most ‘challenged’ of past decade

NEW YORK – Toni Morrison is on the listing. So are John Inexperienced and Harper Lee. And John Steinbeck and Margaret Atwood. All wrote guides that had been among the 100 most subjected to censorship endeavours in excess of the earlier decade, as compiled by the American Library Association.

Sherman Alexie’s prize-profitable “The Absolutely Genuine Diary of a Part-Time Indian” came in at No. 1, adopted by Dav Pilkey’s “Captain Underpants” photo ebook collection and Jay Asher’s younger adult novel “Thirteen Causes Why.” Objections raised by dad and mom and other local community users have ranged from specific language and depictions of drug use in Alexie’s novel to Asher’s topic of suicide.

“A large amount of the guides on the listing also reflect a expanding pattern in latest several years to challenge guides by individuals of colour and guides from the LGBTQ local community,” claims Deborah Caldwell-Stone, director of the

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