ALA's 'Most Challenged Books' List

The American Library Association's annual Top Ten List of Frequently Challenged Books, which is included in the ALA's State of America's Libraries Report 2017, has a notable addition: Bill Cosby’s "Little Bill" series, which was challenged because of sexual assault allegations against the entertainer. This marks the first time in the list's history that a book was challenged solely because of its author. Out of 323 challenges reported to the ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom, the most challenged books in 2016 were:

  1. This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki, illus. by Jillian Tamaki
  2. Drama by Raina Telgemeier
  3. George by Alex Gino
  4. I Am Jazz by Jessica Herthel and Jazz Jennings, illus. by Shelagh McNicholas
  5. Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan
  6. Looking for Alaska by John Green
  7. Big Hard Sex Criminals by Matt Fraction, illus. by Chip Zdarsky
  8. Make Something Up: Stories You Can't Unread by Chuck Palahniuk
  9. Little Bill (series) by Bill Cosby, illus. by Varnette P. Honeywood
  10. Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
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