Book Bans

Banned and Challenged Books: 2023 Preliminary Data from the American Library Association

ALA releases preliminary 2023 book ban data

The American Library Association (ALA) released new preliminary data today documenting the continued rise in censorship attempts in libraries across the U.S. during the first eight months in 2023.

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Louisiana: Act TODAY to Stop SB7!

At 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 23, the Louisiana House Education Committee will hear SB7, a bill that lets the state government – not your local library – decide what books you can check out. The law is bad news for Louisiana libraries and the rights of the people who use them.