Controversial Books

Explicit sexuality, offensive language, homosexuality, a religious viewpoint: Those are a few of the common objections to the 10 most-challenged books of 2015, according to the American Library Association’s latest “State of America’s Libraries” report.

The list, published Monday, includes some well-known titles — the Holy Bible ranked sixth — along with some lesser-known ones.

Some deal with discovering sexuality; “Fifty Shades of Grey” ranked second.

Others deal with discovering culture. All are the subject of a fair amount of controversy.

The Top 10 is based on 275 challenges recorded by the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom last year, and the list includes a brief description of the reasons individuals gave in asking libraries to remove the books.>>READ MORE

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