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Frequently Challenged Books for Kids and Teens
At one time or another, all the books on this list have been challenged by individuals or groups seeking to have them removed from libraries or classrooms, according to the American Library Association. Yet now many of these titles are considered classics and are assigned as required reading. Whether your kids have read one, some, or none of them, it's great to discuss the idea of controversial books as a family. Parents, ask your kids whether they're surprised to see any of these books on the list. What do they think makes these books so hotly debated?