10. Beloved, by Toni Morrison
Reasons: Sexually explicit, religious viewpoint, violence

from American Library Association – Top 10 Challenged Books, 2012 on Rap Genius

Meaning

Beloved is not the only Morrison novel that has been frequently challenged for its “offensive” content. A recent viral blog post by self-styled “Oregon PolitiChick” Macey France accused Morrison’s The Bluest Eye—currently on the list of Common Core exemplar texts for American 11th graders—of being “Common Core Approved Child Pornography.”

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