According to the American Library Association, The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini received 513 complaints about the book in 2008, making it one of the most most-challenged books in America. People complained abut its violent sexual content and offensive language. However, the list was topped by And Tango Makes Three, a tale about two male penguins who become parents.
Other controversial books included Dark Materials trilogy by Phillip Pullman (violent and anti-religious) and the Gossip Girls series, Cecily von Ziegesar (language, sexually explicit).
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