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Learn about the recent spike in book bans in the United States and what you can do to fight censorship.

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U.S. Book Challenges Update: January 2 Edition

Libraries and schools across the country are experiencing unprecedented levels of attempts to ban or remove books from their shelves. I Love Libraries will continue to raise awareness by highlighting attempts to censor library materials, as well as efforts by librarians, parents, students, and concerned citizens to push back against them. This report includes news from Iowa, Massachusetts, North Carolina, and Florida.

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ALA/NBC Banned Book Club to Discuss Maus

The American Library Association and Chicago Today’s Banned Book Club will kick off the new year with a discussion of Art Spiegelman’s groundbreaking graphic novel, Maus. Spiegelman’s Pulitzer Prize–winning work details his father’s experiences during the Holocaust, with Jewish characters depicted as mice and Nazis as cats. Maus has been the subject of multiple challenges and bans since its publication in 1991, notably for depictions of nudity and adult language.

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U.S. Book Challenges Update: December 8 Edition

Libraries and schools across the country are experiencing unprecedented levels of attempts to ban or remove books from their shelves. I Love Libraries will continue to raise awareness by highlighting attempts to censor library materials, as well as efforts by librarians, parents, students, and concerned citizens to push back against them. This report includes news from Florida, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Delaware.

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U.S. Book Challenges Update: December 1 Edition

Libraries and schools across the country are experiencing unprecedented levels of attempts to ban or remove books from their shelves. I Love Libraries will continue to raise awareness by highlighting attempts to censor library materials, as well as efforts by librarians, parents, students, and concerned citizens to push back against them. This report includes news from Colorado, Iowa, California, and Virginia.

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U.S. Book Challenges Update: November 17 Edition

Libraries and schools across the country are experiencing unprecedented levels of attempts to ban or remove books from their shelves. I Love Libraries will continue to raise awareness by highlighting attempts to censor library materials, as well as efforts by librarians, parents, students, and concerned citizens to push back against them. This report includes news from Iowa, Utah, California, and pop singer Pink’s efforts to fight book bans.

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U.S. Book Challenges Update: November 10 Edition

Libraries and schools across the country are experiencing unprecedented levels of attempts to ban or remove books from their shelves. I Love Libraries will continue to raise awareness by highlighting attempts to censor library materials, as well as efforts by librarians, parents, students, and concerned citizens to push back against them. This report includes news from Florida, Colorado, and Kentucky, and an actor’s “proud” response to his book being banned.

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U.S. Book Challenges Update: November 3 Edition

Libraries and schools across the country are experiencing unprecedented levels of attempts to ban or remove books from their shelves. I Love Libraries will continue to raise awareness by highlighting attempts to censor library materials, as well as efforts by librarians, parents, students, and concerned citizens to push back against them. This report includes news from North Carolina, Louisiana, California, and New Hampshire.

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U.S. Book Challenges Update: October 27 Edition

Libraries and schools across the country are experiencing unprecedented levels of attempts to ban or remove books from their shelves. I Love Libraries will continue to raise awareness by highlighting attempts to censor library materials, as well as efforts by librarians, parents, students, and concerned citizens to push back against them. This report includes news from Utah, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Michigan.

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U.S. Book Challenges Update: October 20 Edition

Libraries and schools across the country are experiencing unprecedented levels of attempts to ban or remove books from their shelves. I Love Libraries will continue to raise awareness by highlighting attempts to censor library materials, as well as efforts by librarians, parents, students, and concerned citizens to push back against them. This report includes news from Alabama, Iowa, Wisconsin, and Kentucky.

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