Top 10 Most Challenged Books of 2019

The American Library Association (ALA)’s Office for Intellectual Freedom tracks challenges to library, school and university materials and series, and recently released its list of Top 10 Most Challenged Books of 2019. In this librarian’s opinion, the surest way to get someone to read a book is to tell them not to read it. Have you ever been told not to read a book? How many of these titles have you read?

  1. George by Alex Gino
  2. Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out by Susan Kuklin
  3. Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Presents A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo by Jill Twiss, illus. by EG Keller
  4. Sex Is a Funny Word by Cory Silverberg, illus. by Fiona Smyth
  5. Prince & Knight by Daniel Haack, illus. by Stevie Lewis
  6. I Am Jazz by Jessica Herthel and Jazz Jennings, illus. by Shelagh McNicholas
  7. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
  8. Drama by Raina Telgemeier
  9. Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
  10. And Tango Makes Three by Peter Parnell and Justin Richardson, illus. by Henry Cole

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-Anna, Head of Youth Services

Livingston, NJ 07039, USA

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