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Banned Books: Book Bans and Challenges
Observing "Banned Books" Week and a Guide to Resources for Eng 85 and Eng 270
Reasons for challenges: sexually explicit, obscene, critical race theory, profanity, LGBTQIA, woke, polarizing, pornography, indoctrinating kids, drugs, homophobic or transphobic, nudity, pedophilia, political viewpoint, racially divisive, anti-police, bleak, racist content, occult, totally evil, gender dysphoria, anti-semitic, anti-family, non-traditional values, grooming, abortion, white privilege, triggering, promoted a homosexual lifestyle, developmentally inappropriate, problematic author, not a happy ending, sexualization of women, masturbation, violence, unsafe or causes harm, harmful misinformation, offensive Chinese stereotypes, biased and unbalanced, dangerous and detrimental, promotes racism, hateful, use of derogatory terms for African Americans, progressive liberal agenda, inflammatory.
Censorship By the Numbers - ala.org/bbooks | #BannedBooksWeek
Top 10 Challenged Books 2021
"The ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom tracked 729 challenges to library, school, and university materials and services in 2021. Of the 1597 books that were targeted, here are the most challenged, along with the reasons cited for censoring the books."
Book challenges this year over 700 titles – the most since 2000