Surge in censorship is about control

An increasing number of individuals and groups are demanding control of what public and school librarians can have in their collections.



September 23, 2022 - 3:38 PM

In the last year, campaigns to ban books in school and public libraries have more than doubled, according to the American Library Association. Typically, the Association records 300-350 complaints, with most targeting a specific title.

In 2021, however, the Association noted 729 complaints against 1,597 books. 

What’s going on? 

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