Book bans are spiking in the US. Here are the most targeted titles

Posted on AllSides September 23rd, 2022
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The number of book bans in US schools and libraries has more than doubled from last year, according to the latest tally from the American Library Association (ALA).

This week, ALA is holding its annual Banned Books Week, from September 18-24, to advocate for open access to information. While in the past bans usually targeted one book at a time, advocacy groups are now going after multiple titles at once, according to the association.

So far this year, ALA has tracked efforts to ban or restrict 1,651 titles, up from 729...

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