The two graphic novels in the top spots include This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki, and Drama by Raina Telgemeier. Big Hard Sex Criminals by Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky was also in the top ten.
According to the ALA report, reason for challenging This One Summer included: LGBT characters, drug use and profanity, and sexually explicit situations. Reasons for challenging Drama included: LGBT characters, sexually explicit, and was considered to have an offensive political viewpoint. Big Hard Sex Criminals was challenged for being considered sexually explicit.
- This One Summer written by Mariko Tamaki and illustrated by Jillian Tamaki
- Drama written and illustrated by Raina Telgemeier
- George written by Alex Gino
- I Am Jazz written by Jessica Herthel and Jazz Jennings, and illustrated by Shelagh McNicholas
- Two Boys Kissing written by David Levithan
- Looking for Alaska written by John Green
- Big Hard Sex Criminals written by Matt Fraction and illustrated by Chip Zdarsky
- Make Something Up: Stories You Can’t Unread written by Chuck Palahniuk
- Little Bill (series) written by Bill Cosby and illustrated by Varnette P. Honeywood
- Eleanor & Park written by Rainbow Rowell
The list is released by the ALA’s Office of Intellectual Freedom as part of the group’s annual State of America’s Libraries Report.
Last year Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home and Craig Thompson’s Habibi made the list (see “Two Graphic Novels Among Most Banned Books of 2015”).