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Top 13 Most Challenged Books of 2022

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Gender Queer: A Memoir by Maia Kobabe

1. Gender Queer: A Memoir by Maia Kobabe

Number of challenges: 151

Challenged for: LGBTQIA+ content, claimed to be sexually explicit

 

All Boys

2. All Boys Aren't Blue by George M. Johnson

Number of challenges: 86

Challenged for: LGBTQIA+ content, claimed to be sexually explicit

 

Bluest Eye

3. The Bluest Eye  by Toni Morrison

Number of challenges: 73

Challenged for: Depiction of sexual abuse, EDI content, claimed to be sexually explicit

 

All Boys

4. Flamer  by Mike Curato

Number of challenges: 62

Challenged for: LGBTQIA+ content, claimed to be sexually explicit

 

Alaska

5. (tie) Looking for Alaska by John Green

Number of challenges: 55

Challenged for: LGBTQIA+ content, claimed to be sexually explicit

 

Wallflower

5. (tie) The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

Number of challenges: 55

Challenged for: Depiction of sexual abuse, LGBTQIA+ content, drug use, profanity, claimed to be sexually explicit

 

Lawn Boy

7. Lawn Boy by Jonathan Evison

Number of challenges: 54

Challenged for: LGBTQIA+ content, claimed to be sexually explicit

 

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

8. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

Number of challenges: 52

Challenged for: Profanity, claimed to be sexually explicit

 

Out of Darkness by Ashley Hope Perez

9. Out of Darkness by Ashley Hope Perez

Number of challenges: 50

Challenged for: Depictions of abuse, claimed to be sexually explicit

 

A Court of Mist and Fury

10. (tie) A Court of Mist and Fury  by Sarah J. Maas

Number of challenges: 48

Challenged for: Claimed to be sexually explicit

 

crank

10. (tie) Crank by Ellen Hopkins

Number of challenges: 48

Challenged for: Drug use, claimed to be sexually explicit

 

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

10. (tie) Me and Earl and the Dying Girl  by Jesse Andrews

Number of challenges: 48

Challenged for: Profanity, claimed to be sexually explicit

 

This Book Is Gay

10. (tie) This Book Is Gay  Juno Dawson

Number of challenges: 48

Challenged for: LGBTQIA+ content, providing sexual education, claimed to be sexually explicit