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Asher and Alexie books among most objected to in 2017

April 09, 2018 - 7:00 am

NEW YORK (AP) — Before allegations of sexual harassment, Jay Asher and Sherman Alexie were facing criticisms of a different kind.

Asher's "Thirteen Reasons Why" and Alexie's "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian" top the American Library Association's list of works most objected to in 2017 by parents and other community members. The ALA told The Associated Press on Monday that the list also includes Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird" and one of last year's top-selling young adult novels, Angie Thomas' "The Hate U Give."

Complaints range from the theme of suicide in "Thirteen Reasons Why" to profanity and sexual content in Alexie's book.

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