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ALA Releases Top 10 Most Challenged Books of 2024 – Plus More ATG News & Announcements for 4/10/23

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ALA Releases Top 10 Most Challenged Books of 2023

The American Library Association kicked off National Library Week 2024 with the release of its annual top 10 list of most challenged books, which comes amid another record year of attempted book bans and an ongoing organized political attack on the freedom to read. Once again, Maia Kobabe’s Gender Queer topped the list of most challenged books, a list that is again dominated by stories by and about LGBTQ+ persons and people of color, voices that ALA officials say “censors want to silence.” …

“The report comes during National Library Week, which is running April 7-13, and also included the release of the ALA’s annual State of America’s Libraries report, which highlights the broader work of libraries and librarians in their communities—although the challenge to the freedom to read once again stands out. …”

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