Banned Books List
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If it weren't for the freedom of expression guaranteed by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, some of the most popular books ever written may have never made it to their readers. Consider the following books, taken from lists of titles most often "banned" during the last century.* How many have you (or your children) read?
According to the American Library Association (ALA) the 10 most challenged books of 2007 are:
1. And Tango Makes Three, by Justin Richardson/Peter Parnell
| 6. The Color Purple, by Alice Walker|
7. TTYL, by Lauren Myracle
8. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, by Maya Angelou
9. It's Perfectly Normal, by Robie Harris
10. The Perks of Being A Wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky
And the most frequently challenged authors of 2007:
1. Robert Cormier
| 6. Kevin Henkes|
7. Lois Lowry
8. Chris Crutcher
9. Lauren Myracle
10. Joann Sfar
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