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2016-2021 Chat > Banned or Challenged Books 2018 (and prior years)

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message 1: by Elyse, Moderator (new)

Elyse (winesaboutbooks) | 7442 comments Mod
Here are the top 11 most challenged books in libraries in 2018: http://www.ala.org/advocacy/bbooks/fr...

Ridiculous! I would like to know what states banned each book, see that kind of demographic.


 Eldritch Reading Reindeer 2021 In Cobwebs  (readingreindeerproximacentauri) | 178 comments See if this helps; I'd imagine State Library Associations would have this information.

http://www.ala.org/news/state-america...

Makes me want to go read every one of these--JUST BECAUSE.


message 3: by Elyse, Moderator (new)

Elyse (winesaboutbooks) | 7442 comments Mod
April Showers Bring Fungi From Yuggoth wrote: "See if this helps; I'd imagine State Library Associations would have this information.

http://www.ala.org/news/state-america...

Makes me want to go read every one of these--JUST BECAUSE..."


Oh cool thanks, I'll have to look into it later! Yes, I want to read every banned or challenged book BECAUSE it's been banned or challenged! And specifically request them at my local libraries to boost the borrow number! If they have them...!


message 4: by Andrea, Moderator (new)

Andrea | 4070 comments Mod
I have read many of these and would like to read more. My initial thoughts is that it is sad that some of these are banned because they address what might be deemed controversial topics. These are topics that are poor kids of today are dealing with and the last thing they need is for the little information out there in the world to be censored.


message 5: by Elyse, Moderator (new)

Elyse (winesaboutbooks) | 7442 comments Mod
Andrea wrote: "I have read many of these and would like to read more. My initial thoughts is that it is sad that some of these are banned because they address what might be deemed controversial topics. These are ..."

Exactly! Small-minded and ignorant adults are making choices for these children.


message 6: by Juli, Moderator (new)

Juli | 1801 comments Mod
Elyse wrote: "Andrea wrote: "I have read many of these and would like to read more. My initial thoughts is that it is sad that some of these are banned because they address what might be deemed controversial top..."

Most likely wealthy and pious adults. We make so many decisions in the name of one specific religion in a country that is technically one that separates church and state.


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