11 surprising banned or challenged books

The first installment in Suzanne Collins' wildly popular

The first installment in Suzanne Collins' wildly popular "Hunger Games" trilogy (turned equally successful film series) made the ALA's yearly list of the top 10 most frequently challenged books first in 2010 and again in 2013. Its challengers cited violence, sexually explicit content and religious viewpoint as reasons, and have claimed it's unsuitable for certain age groups.

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In honor of Banned Books Week -- an annual celebration sponsored by the American Library Association and others which takes place each September -- take a look at 11 books you might be surprised to discover have been either challenged or banned in libraries and classrooms.

Naturally, "Fifty Shades of Grey" is a top banned book, but what's wrong with "The Hunger Games"? These books and the facts about their bans/challenges were gleaned from an annual list compiled by the American Library Association.

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