Today I bring you the 10 most challenged books from 2010. I always find it extremely interesting to see exactly what people, mostly parents, find offensive and why. Honestly, I find it ridiculous, but I was also reading "inappropriate books" since I was little, so I digress.
The 10 most challenged titles of 2010 were:, by Peter Parnell and Justin RichardsonReasons: homosexuality, religious viewpoint, unsuited to age group
There are two reasons listed above which really bother me. (1) Homosexuality; it's as if they think that people can "catch gay". It is both offensive and hurtful to challenge or ban a book because someone might love someone of the same gender. I don't file any complaints citing heterosexuality. (2) Religious viewpoint; for a country which was founded by people running away from religious persecution, there seems to be a lot of it going on here. This country is not a "Christian" country, and last time I checked we didn't even have a national religion. Stop trying to enforce beliefs on others; this is the land of the free, not the land of God.
That's my two cents. What do you think of the list? Lists from previous years can be found here. Let me know what banned/challenged book surprised you most in the comments. The 2011 challenged book list will be released during Banned Books Week, and I will be posting that as soon as it is up.
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