Often, the most frequently challenged books tell the stories that most need to be heard. The 10 most challenged books of 2017, according to the American Library Association, were no different.
A grandparent tries–yet again–to remove Sherman Alexie’s award-winning novel from a school in North Carolina.
Sherman Alexie’s award-winning young adult novel is challenged yet again– but this time the school district violated its own policy by pulling the book without a formal review.
The ALA’s list of the top 10 challenged and banned books includes plenty of familiar names, and teaches some larger lessons about diversity in literature.
Sherman Alexie is one of the most frequently challenged authors in America. Just this year, NCAC intervened in three separate challenges to Alexie’s The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, most recently in Idaho. In this new video, Alexie discusses book banning, censorship, and the erotic novel to which one would-be book banner compared his young adult novel.