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The Most Frequently Challenged Books of 2017

The numbers are in, and the most challenged books of 2017 are . . .

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Books that are new on the list this year: The Hate U Give, Sex is a Funny Word

Books that were on the list last year: Drama, George, I Am Jazz

Books that were on older lists and have returned: And Tango Makes Three, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, Thirteen Reasons Why, The Kite Runner

Or if you’d prefer your challenged book news in video form . . .

And some data for you . . .

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Artwork courtesy of the American Library Association,

About Travis Jonker

Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.

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