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The challenged

The American Library Association has just issued its annual report covering activities last year.
Libraries continue to be vital to their communities, whether that community is a college campus or a high school or a place like Wimberley.
And people continue to lodge complaints about books, specifically it seems, children's or young adult books.
The number of complaints is down quite a bit since 2013.
The Number 1 book on the complaint list this year is "This One Summer" by Mariko Tamaki, illustrated by Jillian Tamaki.
Number 2 is "Drama" written and illustrated by Raina Telgemeier.
John Green, a well-known YA author, sits at Number 6 for "Looking for Alaska."
Most of the complains seem to be about sexually explicit language or scenes in all books in the Top 10.
Sad to say, I have not read a single one of them.
I am, though, going to pass the list right on to our YA librarian. She'll be in the know.
 
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