Children’s Books Parents and Educators Want Restricted
The “Captain Underpants” children’s books and Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison’s “The Bluest Eye” topped the list of books last year that some parents, educators and others said were too offensive and should be restricted or removed from library shelves.
The American Library Association published a report Sunday, which included its list of works that most frequently drew written complaints at schools and libraries. At nos. 3, 4 and 5 on the list were “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian,” “Fifty Shades of Grey” and “The Hunger Games.”
Rounding out the top 10 were “A Bad Boy Can Be Good for a Girl,” “Looking for Alaska,” “The Perks of Being a Wallflower,” “Bless Me, Ultima” and the “Bone” series.