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American Library Association releases list of books most frequently banned last year

This week is known as Banned Books Week, which was founded to support "the freedom to seek and to express ideas." It also shows that some ideas face a lot more opposition than others. Every year, the American Library Association makes a list of the books that receive the most challenges — in other words, the books people want to see pulled from library shelves. SEE MORE: Comic Books, Like Everything Else, Benefit From Diversity In 2001, nine of the top 10 most challenged books were on the banned book list because opponents said they had offensive language, sexually explicit passages or both.
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