Written and illustrated by William Steig
(Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1976)
In 2008, a parent in Lehigh Acres, Florida, sought to ban The Amazing Bone from the Sunshine Elementary School library because she objected to a scene in which robbers try to steal the main character (a pig) brandishing pistols and a dagger. Due in part to intervention by ABFFE and NCAC, a review committee voted to keep the book in the school. Officials worked with the parent to accommodate the family individually.
Written by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell
Illustrated by Henry Cole
(Simon & Schuster, 2005)
Challenged numerous times in several states for its homosexual undertones. It ranks as ALA’s most frequently challenged book for a record four years: 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2010.