The American Library Association has released its annual list of the books Americans love to ban.
Continuing a trend from previous years, the list of the most banned books in 2018 features several titles challenged because they feature LGBTQ characters.
That includes the No. 1 book on the list, Alex Gino’s George, the story of a transgender girl struggling with bullies in her fourth-grade class. People who challenged the book claimed that it would create “confusion” in young readers.
The second most challenged book was Jill Twiss’ children’s book parody A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo, which imagines that Vice President Pence’s pet rabbit is gay.
Dav Pilkey’s Captain Underpantsseries of children’s books appeared at No. 3 on the list, with one entry in the series, Captain Underpants and the Sensational Saga of Sir Stinks-A-Lot, facing additional scrutiny because it features a same-sex couple.
The ALA released the list to kick off Banned Books Week, which runs from Sept. 22-28.
Michael Schaub is an Austin, Texas-based journalist and regular contributor to NPR.