These Were the Most Challenged Books of 2012

This morning, the American Library Association released their annual State of America’s Libraries Report, which includes their tally of the most challenged books in the country over the preceding year. No real surprises, as usual — smart YA and Pulitzer Prize winners clearly must be stopped.

Captain Underpants (series), by Dav Pilkey
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie
Thirteen Reasons Why, by Jay Asher
Fifty Shades of Grey, by E. L. James
And Tango Makes Three, by Peter Parnell and Justin Richardson
The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini
Looking for Alaska, by John Green
Scary Stories (series), by Alvin Schwartz
The Glass Castle, by Jeanette Walls
Beloved, by Toni Morrison

[via The Guardian]