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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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Victory in Llano County, TX

The federal district court in Austin, TX has issued a preliminary injunction ordering the Llano County government and library board to return books removed from the public library’s collection due to some library users and county residents and officials complaints about objectionable content.

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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.