While The Hunger Games has been sweeping the nation, many parents have been trying to sweep the books away from their children. The American Library Association releases their list of the top ten most-challenged books each year, and The Hunger Games Trilogy has been on it for the past two years, coming in this year at number three.
Parental complaints that land a book on this list include its age inappropriate violence and sexual explicitness.
The ALA collects all challenges and compiles them, in hopes that by releasing this list people will appreciate the liberties we have and to fight against censorship.
“We compile lists of challenged books in order to inform the public about censorship efforts that affect libraries and schools. The ALA condemns censorship and works to ensure free access to information.”
Other books on the most-challenged list include Lauren Myracle’s ttyl series, Cecily Von Ziegesar’s Gossip Girl series, Kim Dong Hwa’s The Color of Earth, Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird and more. In the past, beloved books like the Harry Potter series and Twilight have also graced the list.