John Green's "Looking for Alaska" led the American Library Association's list of most challenged books of 2015. The 2005 novel, Green's debut, was singled out for offensive language, sexual explicitness and unsuitability for its age group of teens.
E L James' "Fifty Shades of Grey," the first in her "Grey" trilogy, was challenged for sexual explicitness and unsuitability for its age group. Other criticisms were that it was "poorly written" and that "a group of teenagers will want to try it."
"I Am Jazz," by Jessica Herthel and Jazz Jennings, is the story of a transgender child and her challenges. The book is drawn from a documentary that ran on the Oprah Winfrey Network and is now a show on TLC. Challengers said the book was "inaccurate" and involved homosexuality and sex education, among other aspects.
"Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out," by Susan Kuklin, was considered by protesters to be anti-family. They also challenged its language and consideration of homosexuality.
Mark Haddon's 2003 best-seller, "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time," is told from the point of view of a teenager with autism. It was challenged for its language and suitability for its age group.
The Holy Bible made the list for the first time. Challengers protested its "religious viewpoint," according to the library association.
"Fun Home," Alison Bechdel's graphic novel, concerns growing up with a sexually closeted father and the author coming to terms with her own sexuality. It was challenged for violence and graphic images.
"Habibi," a graphic novel by Craig Thompson, includes a focus on Islamic culture and is about two slave children. It was challenged for nudity and sexual explicitness.
"Nasreen's Secret School: A True Story From Afghanistan," by Jeanette Winter, is aimed at children ages 6 to 9 and tells the story of a girl who gets a secret education after the takeover of the Taliban in the 1990s. It was challenged for its religious viewpoint and unsuitability for its age group.