Tag: Top Ten
Spotlight on Censorship: Letter from the Authors of ‘This One Summer’
Authors Mariko and Jillian Tamaki address being on ALA’s list of the Top Ten Challenged Books of 2016, with a statement that touches on the power of narratives and the reality of growing up.
Spotlight on Censorship: ‘Drama’
Save your drama for your… school board? This young adult graphic novel takes place in a school — and so do many of the threats to remove it.
Spotlight on Censorship: ‘George’
Bold, rainbow-colored words take up the back cover of Alex Gino’s George: “Be Who You Are.”
Spotlight on Censorship: ‘Two Boys Kissing’
Librarians and booksellers create displays with cover art facing out in an effort to lure readers to a title they might not otherwise find … What is it about David Levithan’s novel that its cover gets called out and challenged but others with kissing, gay and straight, don’t? Is it the fact that ‘Two Boys Kissing’ is an extraordinary, stunning, award-winning bestselling novel?
Spotlight on Censorship: ‘Looking for Alaska’
Some students were restricted from exploring ‘the Great Perhaps.’ John Green’s ‘Looking for Alaska’ ranked No. 6 on the American Library Association’s Top Ten Most Challenged Books of 2016.
Spotlight on Censorship: ‘Big Hard Sex Criminals’
Although the back cover of ‘Big Hard Sex Criminals’ boasts in shiny letters ‘for mature readers, duh,’ this graphic novel is listed as No. 7 on the Top Ten Challenged Books of 2016 list.
Spotlight on Censorship: ‘Little Bill’ series
One of the censorship reports that OIF received about the ‘Little Bill’ series in 2016 noted the book was challenged because of “offensive language.” But the real reasoning goes much deeper than that. For the first time, one of the Top Ten Challenged Books titles was challenged solely because of the author.