Most frequently challenged book titles in the U.S. 2013-2014

The statistic illustrates the most frequently challenged book titles in the United States between January 1, 2013 and August 6, 2014. In that time the novel 'The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian' by Sherman Alexie, aimed at young adults and originally published in September 2007, received nine challenges.

Most frequently challenged* book titles in the United States between January 2013 and August 2014

Title of bookNumber of challenges
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian9
The Bluest Eyes7
Looking for Alaska5
A Bad Boy Can Be Good for a Girl4
Bless Me, Ultima4
The Hunger Games4
The Perks of Being a Wallflower4
Captain Underpants...Poopypants3
The Color Purple3
Fifty Shades of Grey3
The Things They Carried3
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Source

Release date

September 2014

Region

United States

Survey time period

January 1, 2013 to August 6, 2014

Supplementary notes

* The source provides the following explanations: "A challenge is an attempt to remove or restrict materials, based upon the objections of a person or group. A banning is the removal of those materials." "The data is based on reported challenges and does not account for those that go unreported."

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