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Parents Love to Complain about 'Twilight'

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Team censorship? The series "Twilight" has been ranked number five on theAmerican Library Association'sannual list of kids' books "most challenged" by parents and teachers.

The vampire love story has been criticized for, among other things, its teen sexual content. Take a look at the entire list ....

Parents Love to Complain about 'Twilight'

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Reasons: Nudity, Sexually Explicit, Offensive Language, Unsuited to Age Group, Drugs

"And Tango Makes Three" by Peter Parnell and Justin Richardson

Reasons: Homosexuality

"The Perks of Being A Wallflower," by Stephen Chbosky

Reasons: Homosexuality, Sexually Explicit, Anti-Family, Offensive Language, Religious Viewpoint, Unsuited to Age Group, Drugs, Suicide

"To Kill A Mockingbird," by Harper Lee

Reasons: Racism, Offensive Language, Unsuited to Age Group

Twilight (series) by Stephenie Meyer

Reasons: Sexually Explicit, Religious Viewpoint, Unsuited to Age Group

"Catcher in the Rye," by J.D. Salinger

Reasons: Sexually Explicit, Offensive Language, Unsuited to Age Group

"My Sister's Keeper," by Jodi Picoult

Reasons: Sexism, Homosexuality, Sexually Explicit, Offensive Language, Religious Viewpoint, Unsuited to Age Group, Drugs, Suicide, Violence

"The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big, Round Things," by Carolyn Mackler

Reasons: Sexually Explicit, Offensive Language, Unsuited to Age Group

"The Color Purple," Alice Walker

Reasons: Sexually Explicit, Offensive Language, Unsuited to Age Group

"The Chocolate War," by Robert Cormier

Reasons: Nudity, Sexually Explicit, Offensive Language, Unsuited to Age Group

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Anonymous April 14, 2010, 8:49 PM

Okay, those books are probably not suitable for a 9-10 year old, but a 12+ child should be able to read those and really any other books with parental input. I read (some of) those books as a teen and many others that had strong themes. If you let your kids watch Jersey Shore, why wouldn’t you let them expand their minds and gain a broader prospective through reading books that cover a wide range of topics.
BTW: Twilight is a terrible book. Very stupid, but it really seems to capture the teenage heart. My 12 year old loves it.

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