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Banned Books Week September 18-24, 2022

by James Sterner on 2022-09-18T00:00:00-04:00 | Comments

The week of September 18-24, the Ezra Lehman Memorial Library will observe Banned Books Week, an annual celebration of intellectual freedom and an acknowledgement of the challenges that controversial books face in libraries and school curricula.

In 2021, the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom tracked 729 censorship attempts of 1,597 individual books in library, school, and university collections. Here are the top 10 most challenged books of 2021: