Topped Banned Books 2021

Curious about what made it onto the top banned books of 2021? Keep on reading!

Because Banned Books Week is one that should be on everyone’s calendar Sept. 18-24, 2022.

Why should we care about banned books?

Because often the stories that folks are trying to ban are often the exact ones we need to educate our children and expand their horizons to better understand, appreciate and approach the world around them. This post contains affiliate links.

For more reading ideas, visit our extensive list of childrens books for kids!

Celebrate banned books week, September. 18-24, 2022

Have you ever wondered where most of the challenges take place?

As a parent, I’m unfortunately not surprised to see many of the issues come up in school libraries.

We’ve had local parents complain about some of the books that are available in my high schooler’s library, wanting to restrict them for all students. No thank you!

Where do book challenges take place? for banned books?

Top Banned Books 2021

The ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom tracked 729 challenges to library, school, and university materials and services in 2021.

Of the 1597 books that were targeted, here are the most challenged, along with the reasons cited for censoring the books:

Top 10 Most Challenged Books of 2021 (released in 2022)
Censorship by the numbers

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