This cover image released by Chronicle Books shows "Last Week Tonight With John Oliver Presents A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo," written by Marlon Bundo with Jill Twiss and illustrated by EG Keller. The book was among the books most objected to in 2018 at the country’s public libraries. The best-selling parody ranked No. 2 on the list of “challenged” books compiled by the American Library Association, with some complaining about its gay-themed content and political viewpoint. (Chronicle Books via AP)

John Oliver's parody book among most 'challenged' works

April 08, 2019 - 7:55 am

NEW YORK (AP) — Not everyone was amused by the John Oliver send-up of a picture book by the wife and daughter of Vice President Mike Pence.

"Last Week Tonight With John Oliver Presents A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo," in which the Pence's family bunny turns out to be gay, was among the books most objected to last year at the country's public libraries.

The best-selling parody ranked No. 2 on the list of "challenged" books compiled by the American Library Association.

Alex Gino's "George," which features a transgender child, was No. 1. Others on the list announced Monday included Angie Thomas' best-seller about a teen girl whose friend is shot by police, "The Hate U Give," and Dav Pilkey's "Captain Underpants" series.

The list is part of the association's "State of America's Libraries Report" and was released at the start of National Library Week.

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