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‘Captain Underpants’ series most frequently challenged title in 2013

The American Library Association (ALA) has released the list of most frequently challenged books in 2013 as part of Banned Books Week, which runs from 21-27 September. Three hundred and seven challenges were reported in 2013. Topping the list are the ‘Captain Underpants’ series by Dav Pilkey (Scholastic), The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison (Vintage) and The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie (Andersen). A challenge is defined as a formal, written complaint, filed with a library or school requesting that materials be removed because of content or appropriateness. ALA estimates that for every reported challenge, four or five remain unreported. More information about Banned Books Week is available here.


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