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ALA Unveils Top 13 Most Challenged Books of 2022

To kick off National Library Week and the inaugural Right to Read Day, the American Library Association unveiled its highly anticipated list of the Top 10 Most Challenged Books of 2022. Because multiple books received the same number of challenges, the list was expanded to include 13 titles.

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2022 Book Ban Data

The American Library Association released new data showing that challenges to book and library materials nearly doubled in 2022, shedding light on a disturbing national trend.