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September Virtual Displays

This guide includes the following topics: Latinx Heritage Month, Banned Books Week, and Climate Preparation Week.

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Jason Reynolds Named Honorary Chair of Banned Books Week 2021

To see the top 10 challenged book of each year, check out this list!

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Top 10 Most Challenged Books of 2020

Reasons for challenges: This is a visual depicting the most common reasons for challenges where the largest words are: LGBTQIA+, Religious Viewpoint, Anti-racism, racist, profanity, Black Lives Matter, racial slurs, and political viewpoint.Censorship by the numbers: Books and Beyond: The ALA's Office for Intellectual Freedom tracked 156 challenges in 2020. Here's the breakdown: 73% Books/graphic novels, 14% programs/meeting rooms, 3% social media, 2% displays/photos, 1% films, 7% other.  Censorship by the numbers: Where do challenges take place? 43% public libraries, 38% schools, 15% school libraries, 2% academia, 2% other.Censorship by the numbers: Who initiates challenges? 50% parents, 20% patrons, 11% board/administration, 9% political/religious group, 5% libraries/teachers