Are you ready for this?
Neither the book nor any of the books listed were required reading, but it was still deemed inappropriate.
There you have it - the ugly side of society - but the light has begun to shine more brightly with the onset of eBooks. Many of the challeneged/banned books are starting to show up in a different format that can't, as yet, be banned. So, go forth and read with pleasure what others are trying to bury.
ALA to find out more about Banned Books Week and maybe pick up the latest copy of the Banned Books Week Resource Guide. In the guide you will find what been challened and/or banned over the years and why.