‘This One Summer,’ ‘Drama’ top list of most banned books of 2016

‘Big Hard Sex Criminals’ also among the most challenged books, according to the American Library Association.

Mariko and Jillian Tamaki’s This One Summer and Raina Telgemeier’s Drama topped the list of 2016’s most challenged books, according to the American Library Association. Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky’s Big Hard Sex Criminals also landed in the top 10 as the seventh most challenged book of 2016.

As a part of their annual State of America’s Libraries report, the American Library Association noted that they received 323 challenge reports in 2016. In addition to the graphic novels listed above, books by Chuck Palahniuk, David Levithan and Alex Gino made appearances, as well as Bill Cosby, whose “Little Bill” books made the list because of the criminal sexual allegations against the author.

This is the second year for Drama to make the list, as it also appeared on it back in 2014.

Check out the infographic below to see the full list, which is also available at the ALA website.

Artwork courtesy of the American Library Association.

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