Banned & Challenged Books

ALA compiles data on book challenges from reports filed by library professionals in the field and from news stories published throughout the United States.
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ALA compiled data on censorship attempts in libraries and schools during 2023.

Learn about the most challenged books of 2023.

Censorship data paints a vivid picture of attempts to ban or restrict library books and resources across the U.S.

Banned Books Week is September 22-28, 2024. Learn about the history of the annual event and how you can celebrate.

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Book Résumés help teachers, librarians, parents, and community members defend books from censorship.

Reporting censorship and challenges to materials, resources, and services is vital to developing the best resources to defend library resources and to protect against challenges before they happen.Even if support is not needed, please rep

Unite Against Book Bans is a national initiative to empower readers everywhere to stand together in the fight against censorship. Share resources from the UABB Action Toolkit with your community and help defend the right to rea

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