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Top 100 Most Banned Books

by Bronwyn Krause on 2020-09-28T11:52:49-07:00 | Comments

 

Read Allison Flood's full article here:

The ALA said that the list included books challenged for reasons such as LGBTQ+ content, sexual references, religious viewpoints, content that addresses racism and police brutality, and profanity.

“Although the reasons differ, the censorship of literature in libraries shares a common result: the violation of our first amendment rights,” said the organisation, whose Office for Intellectual Freedom has been documenting attempts to ban books in libraries and schools for the last 30 years. The OIF estimates that about 82-97% of challenges remain unreported, meaning the list only provides a “snapshot” of book challenges.

For the full ALA list of Banned Books click here.


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