Literature helps us navigate the world by shining a light on challenging and uncomfortable topics. Censorship leaves us in the dark. Of the 483 books that were challenged or banned in 2018, these are the Top 11 Most Challenged. The annual list is compiled by the American Library Association's Office for Intellectual Freedom.
Learn more about major trends and issues impacting libraries in the State of America's Libraries Report: ala.org/news/state-americas-libraries-report-2019
Find the complete list of reasons for challenging titles: ala.org/bbooks/top
Raise awareness about the freedom to read with infographics, slides, and activities: ala.org/bbooks/freedownloads