Harry Potter Series Tops ALA List of the Decade’s Top 100 Banned/Challenged Books

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Apr 19, 2010

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The American Library Association have issued a press release listing the 10 Most Frequently Challenged Books of 2009 and announcing an updated list of the top 100 Most Frequently Challenged Books of the Decade (2000-2009). The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling have come at the top of the Most Frequently Challenged Books of the Decade list, followed by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor’s Alice series and Robert Cormier’s The Chocolate War. The press release comments that the Harry Potter series is “frequently challenged for various issues including occult/Satanism and anti-family themes.” You can find the full list of the Most Frequently Challenged Books of the Decade on the ALA website at this link.

Thanks to MuggleNet for the heads up!





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