Do people really still try to ban books?
Yes! It’s hard to say just how many challenges are broughteach year; many occur behind the scenes and are neverpublicly reported. What we do know is that the majority opeople in most communities don’t approve o censorshipand are grateul or our help protecting the reedom to readin their schools and libraries.
Where are books challenged and banned?
In small towns and larger cities in almost every state—north, south, east and west.
Why are they challenged/banned?
Proanity,sexual content, reerences to suicide or death, witchcrat,drugs, non-traditional amilies, homosexuality…practicallyanything imaginable.
Who challenges them?
Parents, grandparents,aunts, uncles, school ofcials, religious and communityleaders and interest groups. Oten an alternativeassignment isn’t enough: censors want “inappropriate”books removed rom the hands o all students.
You might be surprised…
to know that mostchallenges we work on involve books or teens. Many targetbooks taught to Advanced Placement or Honors classes.