Captain Underpants More Offensive Than Fifty Shades of Grey

If you had a kid in the past 16 years, there is a possibility that nestled in your house you will find a copy of Captain Underpants. The Dav Pilkey creation series tops the American Library Association’s list of the past year’s “most frequently challenged books.” It’s good to know that Captain Underpants is more offensive than Fifty Shades of Grey, which also made the list. The books are not on the ban list but are close to it.

  1. Captain Underpants (series), by Dav Pilkey.
    Reasons: Offensive language, unsuited for age group
  1. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie.
    Reasons: Offensive language, racism, sexually explicit, unsuited for age group
  1. Thirteen Reasons Why, by Jay Asher.
    Reasons: Drugs/alcohol/smoking, sexually explicit, suicide, unsuited for age group
  1. Fifty Shades of Grey, by E. L. James.
    Reasons: Offensive language, sexually explicit
  1. And Tango Makes Three, by Peter Parnell and Justin Richardson.
    Reasons: Homosexuality, unsuited for age group
  1. The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini.
    Reasons: Homosexuality, offensive language, religious viewpoint, sexually explicit
  1. Looking for Alaska, by John Green.
    Reasons: Offensive language, sexually explicit, unsuited for age group
  1. Scary Stories (series), by Alvin Schwartz
    Reasons: Unsuited for age group, violence
  1. The Glass Castle, by Jeanette Walls
    Reasons: Offensive language, sexually explicit
  1. Beloved, by Toni Morrison
    Reasons: Sexually explicit, religious viewpoint, violence