Posted on March 14, 2024 at 3:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The American Library Association's report on a book bans and challenges in 2023 is neither uplifting nor surprising.

The organization said that 4,240 individual titles were targeted across the country, up from 2,571 titles in 2022 and the highest total since the ALA began tracking this data.

In public libraries, the number of challenges rose 92 percent compared to the previous year — 1,761 separate titles.

School libraries saw a much less dramatic (albeit still troubling) rise of 11 percent.

You can read more about the factors influencing the rise in book bans and attempts to counter them in The New York Times.

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