American Library Association's list of top 10 most frequently challenge books of 2016

Published 9:44 PM ET, Mon April 10, 2017
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This children's book series was challenged because of criminal sexual allegations against the author. From Simon Spotlight/Nickelodeon
The ALA says this young adult graphic novel, winner of a Printz and a Caldecott Honor Award, was "restricted, relocated and banned" because it includes LGBT characters, drug use and profanity. from First Second
Parents, librarians and administrators banned this Stonewall Honor Award-winning graphic novel for young adults because it includes LGBT characters, was deemed sexually explicit and was considered to have an offensive political viewpoint, the ALA said. From GRAPHIX
Administrators removed this children's novel, winner of a Stonewall Award and a Lambda Literary Award, because it includes a transgender child and the "sexuality was not appropriate at elementary levels," according to the ALA. From Scholastic Press
This young adult novel, a National Book Award longlist and Stonewall Honor Book, was challenged because its cover has an image of two boys kissing and it was considered to include sexually explicit LGBT content. From Ember
This children's picture book memoir was challenged and removed because it portrays a transgender child and because of language, sex education, and offensive viewpoints, the ALA said. From Dial Books
This 2006 Printz Award winner was challenged and restricted for a sexually explicit scene that may lead a student to "sexual experimentation." From Speak
This compilation of adult comic books by two award-winning artists was challenged and banned for being considered sexually explicit by library staff and administrators. From Image Comics
This collection of adult short stories was challenged for profanity, sexual explicitness, and being "disgusting and all around offensive," according to the ALA.
From Anchor
A New York Times Notable Children's Books and a Printz Honor recipient, this young adult novel was challenged for offensive language, the ALA said. From St. Martin's Griffin