Book ban efforts surging in 2022, library association saysSeptember 16, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — The wave of attempted book banning and restrictions continues to intensify, the American Library Association reported Friday. Numbers for 2022 already approach last year's totals, which were the highest in decades.
Florida has 3rd largest number of school book ban incidentsApril 9, 2022 GMT
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — There have been more than 200 instances of public school districts in Florida banning books since last July, the third highest number of incidents of any state in the U.S., according to a report from an advocacy group for writing professionals.
Library study finds ‘challenged’ books soared in 2021April 4, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Deborah Caldwell-Stone, director of the American Library Association's Office for Intellectual Freedom, has never been so busy.
“A year ago, we might have been receiving one, maybe two reports a day about a book being challenged at a library.
From masks to book banning, conservatives take on educatorsDecember 19, 2021 GMT
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A recent Wyoming school board meeting was again packed with opponents of mask mandates when things took an abrupt turn and a parent started reading aloud sexually explicit passages from a book available in school libraries.