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Banned Books Week

Celebrate ALA's annual Banned Books Week, September 23-29, 2018

Infographic of the Top Ten Most Challenged Books of 2017

from the State of America's Libraries Report 2017, courtesy of the American Library Association.

Censorship by the Numbers

most frequently challenged titles since 2013

Why are Materials Challenged?

Book Challenges by Reason since 2013

Who Initiates Challenges to Materials?

Reasons given for the most frequently challenged books since 2013

Where do Challenges Take Place?

Most Frequently Challenged Authors since 2013

Other Items Threatened with Censorship

Book Challenges by State since 2013

Data from ALA

The infographics in the center were produced by the American Library Association and for Banned Books Week 2013 and 2014.

Infographic about Banned Books through History