Did you know you have most likely been reading Banned books? There are many books that are common for middle and high school classes to read that are either being questioned or are banned in the United States. The American Library Association (ALA) has published a list of the top 100 Novels of the 20th Century that have been Questioned, Challenged, or Banned. The things that can get a book put under these categories include sexually explicit material, offensive language, material deemed unsuitable for the age group, violence, and homosexuality. There are a few other things that people have called out in quite a few book such as anti family, and religious viewpoints. These are just a few things people have questioned over the years.
This is Banned Books week and here is the link to the ALA website where you can find a list of challenged and banned books. Check it out -- how many have you read?