8. Scary Stories (series), by Alvin Schwartz
Reasons: Unsuited for age group, violence

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


This series is exactly what it sounds like: a compendium of scary folklore and urban legends. It debuted over 30 years ago and has been a frequent target of challenges ever since, both for its text and its macabre illustrations.

Sounds like the adults are more spooked than the kids?

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