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This one hits close to home: in 2010, a family in Bedford, NH, began homeschooling their son so he wouldn't be required to read this book, then lobbied for it to be removed from the curriculum.  Reasons cited were religious viewpoint and foul language.

This one hits close to home: in 2010, a family in Bedford, NH, began homeschooling their son so he wouldn't be required to read this book, then lobbied for it to be removed from the curriculum. Reasons cited were religious viewpoint and foul language.

Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehreneich: Author Barbara Ehrenreich relates her experiences from 1998 to 2000, during which time joined the ranks of the working poor as a waitress, hotel housekeeper, cleaning woman, nursing home aide, and Wal-Mart clerk to see for herself how America's "unskilled" workers are able to survive on only $6 or $7 an hour. - Destiny Quest

Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehreneich: Author Barbara Ehrenreich relates her experiences from 1998 to 2000, during which time joined the ranks of the working poor as a waitress, hotel housekeeper, cleaning woman, nursing home aide, and Wal-Mart clerk to see for herself how America's "unskilled" workers are able to survive on only $6 or $7 an hour. - Destiny Quest

The Perks of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. Chbosky's teenage narrator describes various scenes in his life and explores topics such as introversion, teenage sexuality, abuse, and drug use. Chbosky has cited Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye as an inspiration, and pays homage to it by naming it as one of the books Charlie's English teacher gives him to read. Reasons given: homosexuality, sexually explicit, anti-family, offensive language, religious viewpoint, unsuited to age group…

The Perks of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. Chbosky's teenage narrator describes various scenes in his life and explores topics such as introversion, teenage sexuality, abuse, and drug use. Chbosky has cited Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye as an inspiration, and pays homage to it by naming it as one of the books Charlie's English teacher gives him to read. Reasons given: homosexuality, sexually explicit, anti-family, offensive language, religious viewpoint, unsuited to age group…

4th most challenged book in 2010: Crank by Ellen Hopkins. Reasons: drugs, offensive language, and sexually explicit.

4th most challenged book in 2010: Crank by Ellen Hopkins. Reasons: drugs, offensive language, and sexually explicit.

Lush, about a girl dealing with an alcoholic parent, was #6 on the most challenged books list in 2010.  Reasons stated: drugs, offensive language, sexually explicit, and unsuited to age group

Lush, about a girl dealing with an alcoholic parent, was #6 on the most challenged books list in 2010. Reasons stated: drugs, offensive language, sexually explicit, and unsuited to age group

2010 Top Ten Banned Book Reasons: Drugs, inaccurate, offensive language, political viewpoint, religious viewpoint

2010 Top Ten Banned Book Reasons: Drugs, inaccurate, offensive language, political viewpoint, religious viewpoint

Crank, by Ellen Hopkins. 2010 (#4). Reasons: drugs, offensive language, sexually explicit.

Crank, by Ellen Hopkins. 2010 (#4). Reasons: drugs, offensive language, sexually explicit.

6th most challenged in 2010: Lush by Natasha Friend. Reasons: drugs, offensive language, sexually explicit, and unsuited to age group.

6th most challenged in 2010: Lush by Natasha Friend. Reasons: drugs, offensive language, sexually explicit, and unsuited to age group.

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