Book bans jumped by 33 percent last year: report
There were 3,362 book ban attempts in K-12 schools across the country last school year — 33 percent more than the year before, according to a new report from free expression group PEN America.
And those book ban attempts resulted in the removal of 1,557 individual titles.
Since 2020, there has been a surge in book challenges as classrooms have become a new ideological battleground.
Book ban attempts have reached record highs each year since the start of the pandemic, according to data from the American Library Association.