2. “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian,” by Sherman Alexie.
Reasons: Offensive language, racism, sexually explicit, unsuited for age group
Native American writer Sherman Alexie is no stranger to the Banned Books list. In “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian,” Alexie takes his readers through the fictional journal of a teenage boy, in all of its messiness and hilarity. This is a must read for anyone who wants a laugh and some important insight, especially if you work with teenagers.
1. “Captain Underpants” (series), by Dav Pilkey.
Reasons: Offensive language, unsuited for age group
“Captain Underpants” is the story of two fourth-grade boys who create comic books and who plan irresistible pranks that get them into some major trouble. Eventually, they actually become Captain Underpants, their own superhero creation, changing their luck forever.
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