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Banned and Challenged Books Week

Banned Books Week is October 1 - 7, 2023. The theme this year is "Let Freedom Read"

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What is the difference between a Book Challenge and a Book Ban?


Who Challenges Books?

According to the ALA, parents challenge books more than any other group — but school board officials, local and statewide lawmakers, and activists do so, too. Increasingly, organized activist groups are fueling the book-ban movement by challenging the same books — showing up at school board meetings and delivering identical complaints.