The Outsiders


The Outsiders was a controversial book at the time of its publication and is still currently challenged and debated. It was ranked #38 on the American Library Association’s Top 100 Most Frequently Challenged Books of 1990–1999.[4] This book has been banned from some schools and libraries because of the portrayal of gang violence, underage smoking and drinking, as well as strong language/slang and family dysfunction.[5] However, in many schools today, the book is part of the curriculum for middle and/or high school grades.

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