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Top Five Banned Books

Five Most Frequently Challenged Books From the American Library Association

Harry Potter series, by J.K. Rowling, for its focus on wizardry and magic.

Alice series, by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, for being sexually explicit, using offensive language and being unsuited to age group.

"The Chocolate War" by Robert Cormier (making a comeback as was the "Most Challenged" book of 1998), for using offensive language and being unsuited to age group.

"I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" by Maya Angelou, for sexual content, racism, offensive language, violence and being unsuited to age group.

"Taming the Star Runner" by S.E. Hinton, for offensive language.

"Captain Underpants" by Dav Pilkey, for insensitivity and being unsuited to age group, as well as encouraging children to disobey authority.

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