The American Library Association has released its annual list of the top most frequently challenged books, which this year includes 11 titles.

The two graphic novels on the list, Drama by Raina Telgemeier, and This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki, have been chronic offenders over the last few years (see “Graphic Novels Top ALA's Most Banned Books List”). As the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF) noted in their article, the list again is disproportionately filled with illustrated works, which make up more than 50% of the titles (if both picture books and illustrated novels are included.)

  1. George by Alex Gino
  2. A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo by Jill Twiss, illustrated by EG Keller
  3. Captain Underpants series written and illustrated by Dav Pilkey
  4. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
  5. Drama written and illustrated by Raina Telgemeier
  6. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
  7. This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki, illustrated by Jillian Tamaki
  8. Skippyjon Jones series written and illustrated by Judy Schachner
  9. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
  10. This Day in June by Gayle E. Pitman, illustrated by Kristyna Litten
  11. Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan

Other frequently challenged graphic novels that have made past ALA Top 10 Challenged Lists include Big Hard Sex Criminals by Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky, Fun Home by Alison Bechdel, Habibi by Craig Thompson, Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi, Bone series by Jeff Smith, and Saga by Brian Vaughan and Fiona Staples.

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. According to the report, “Eleven books were chosen this year instead of the usual 10, because numbers 10 and 11 in the list were tied for the final position.”