The ACLU of Iowa is dedicated to preserving our First Amendment to decide for ourselves what we read, view, and hear– a fundamental element of free speech and expression.
The American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom tracks books that have been challenged, often by parents of students, to be removed from public and school libraries. Classic books such as Brave New World and The Catcher in the Rye, and newer titles, such as the Gossip Girl series and Twilight, have been on “challenged” lists for reasons including explicit language, sexual content and violence.
Since 2005, the following books have been challenged in Iowa libraries because they contained sex, homosexuality, swear words, or mentions of suicide or drug use. We are happy to report that none of them were successfully removed.
See the list!!! : http://www.aclu-ia.org/challenged-books-in-iowa-banned-books-week-2013/