For 20 years, one book for kids has been among the most frequently banned in the U.S.

For 20 years, one book for kids has been among the most frequently banned in the U.S.
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Banning books is nothing to celebrate, except when it's Banned Books Week. During the last full week of September, the American Library Association sponsors events around the U.S. to raise awareness of books that have been challenged and stress the need for readers to be able to make their own decisions about their reading materials.

The top three reasons for banning a book are violence, curse words, and sexual content, NPR reports. And one book has the honor of being challenged almost since the first day it appeared on shelves in 1994: It's Perfectly Normal.

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