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    ‘Hunger Games’ on Banned-Books List

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 11:  A library patron looks at a book at the main branch of the San Francisco Public Library on January 11, 2011 in San Francisco, California. California governor Jerry Brown proposed his budget on Monday that includes deep cuts to all sectors of California's infrastructure including cuts to redevelopment agencies, libraries, higher education, in-home care, county fairs and woodland firefighting. Gov. Brown also wants to hold a special election in June to extend tax increases that are set to expire in hopes to close an estimated $26.4 billion state deficit.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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    The American Library Association has released its annual report, adding The Hunger Games series to its list of “top 10 frequently challenged books.” Suzanne Collins’s popular trilogy about a dystopian future society ranks third on the list of books that people have attempted to ban across the U.S. While any 13-year-old kid can now see the Hunger Games film starring Jennifer Lawrence, the book has been singled out as the root of all evil. Others on the list include My Mom’s Having a Baby! A Kid’s Month-by-Month Guide to Pregnancy along with classic literature like To Kill a Mockingbird and another dystopian novel, Brave New World, which was published 80 years ago but is still making waves among conservative readers.

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