10 Most Challenged Books of 2010: Gay Penguins, Vegetarian Vampires, Drunk Parents, and More

The American Library Association has released its annual list of most challenged books, and it includes titles both recent (The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, the Twilight series) and classic (Brave New World). Topping the 2010 list is And Tango Makes Three, a children's book about a same-sex penguin couple and its adopted baby.

Every year, the ALA ranks the most challenged books in the country, with "challenge" defined as "a formal, written complaint filed with a library or school requesting that a book or other material be restricted or removed because of its content or appropriateness." The ALA received 348 challenges last year.

Here are the 10 most challenged books of 2010:


See our take on the most challenged books of 2009.

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