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From the Quran to Harry Potter: The most challenged books in America

Every Wednesday, Alex Johnson delves into a unique collection of titles

Tuesday 16 October 2018 13:26 BST
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A copy of Harry Potter burns during a protest in New Mexico – the pastor called it a ‘masterpiece of satanic deception’
A copy of Harry Potter burns during a protest in New Mexico – the pastor called it a ‘masterpiece of satanic deception’ (Getty)

Throughout the year, the American Library Association (ALA) receives reports from libraries and schools about attempts to ban books in communities across the country.

Since 1990, they have put together a list of the most challenged books and the reasons why people wanted to censor them.

The below list is the top 10 from 2016.

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