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.

Photo if Dr. Ibram X. Kendi speaking at a podium at the Rally for the Right to Read.


Hundreds of advocates from around the country came together at the Rally for the Right to Read in Chicago – the largest Unite Against Book Bans gathering to date.