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Every year I’m surprised at just what books made it on to the top banned books of the year.
Year after year, To Kill a Mockingbird makes it on to the list.
What the times come for my boys to be old enough to read this book, I’m not only going to be okay with it, I’m going to encourage it.
Other books that have made it onto my children’s books list also include Drama (a graphic novel perfect for middle school) as well as And Tango Makes Three to help kids understand that families come in all forms.
Top Banned Books of the Year
The ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom tracked 354 challenges to library, school and university materials in 2017.
Of the 416 books challenged or banned in 2017, the Top 10 Most Challenged Books are: