Often, challenges are motivated by a desire to protect children from “inappropriate” sexual content or “offensive” language. The following were the top three reasons cited for challenging materials as reported to the Office of Intellectual Freedom:
- the material was considered to be "sexually explicit".
- the material contained "offensive language"
- the materials were "unsuited to any age group"
"Banned Book FAQ", American Library Association, October 25, 2016.
http://www.ala.org/advocacy/bbooks/banned-books-qa (Accessed September 6, 2022)
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