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The Bible Lands on 'Most Challenged' Book Content List

 

By    |   Monday, 11 Apr 2016 11:16 PM

The Holy Bible is among the 10 most challenged books for 2015, an annual list put together by the American Library Association.

The books on the list all deal with either religion or contain offensive language and/or sexual content, according to the ALA. The Bible did not appear on the top-10 list between 2000 and 2014.

The term challenged, according to the ALA, refers to formal requests to remove a book from schools or libraries.

The Bible was challenged mostly "on the mistaken perception that separation of church and state means publicly funded institutions are not allowed to spend funds on religious information," Deborah Caldwell Stone, the deputy director of the American Library Association Office for Intellectual Freedom, told NPR. 

The other books on the 2015 list that were challenged due, at least in part, to religion are "I Am Jazz," "Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out," "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time," and "Nasreen’s Secret School: A True Story from Afghanistan."

The most challenged book of 2015 was "Looking for Alaska," written by John Green.

Stone told NPR there were 275 challenges made last year.

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