1. This One Summer - Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki (illustrator)
2. Drama - Raina Telgemeier (see my review)
3. George - Alex Gino
4. I am Jazz - Jessica Herthel and Jazz Jennings, Shelagh McNicholas (illustrator)
5. Two Boys Kissing - David Levithan
6. Looking for Alaska - John Green
7. Big Hard Sex Criminals - Matt Fraction, Chip Zdarsky (illustrator)
8. Make Something Up: Stories You Can't Unread - Chuck Palahniuk
9. Little Bill series - Bill Cosby, Varnette P. Honeywood (illustrator)
10. Eleanor & Park - Rainbow Rowell
So it's pretty easy to see what upsets the Americans who feel the need to challenge books. The top five were challenged because of LGBTQI+ themes. Three more were challenged because of more general sexual explicitness, one because Bill Cosby wrote it and Number 10 because it had offensive language.
You know, I have a suspicion that here we are not as transparent as the USA and that "questionable" books are often just not selected by schools for their collections. I'd love to know what really goes on here.
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