Banned books

Written by on September 19, 2022

  • The bans affected 1,648 distinctive titles, many that includes LGBTQ+ themes or characters of coloration.
  • At the least 50 nationwide, state and native teams are serving to to drive the challenges, a couple of of which comprise tons of of chapters.
  • Texas and Florida account for greater than half of the e-book bans.

Over the past 12 months or so, books had been banned at the least 2,500 instances by greater than 130 college districts throughout 30-plus states, in line with an analysis printed Monday by PEN America, a free speech and literary group. 

The unprecedented trend escalated throughout the spring and into the summer season, in line with PEN, which within the spring printed a preliminary report documenting 1,586 e-book bans over the 9 months beginning in July 2021. “‘Extra’ is the operative phrase for this report,” PEN writes, evaluating the newest evaluation to the preliminary one. “Extra books banned. Extra districts. Extra states. Extra college students dropping entry to literature.” The pattern’s proponents have additionally gotten extra savvy – and extra inventive – of their e-book difficult methods.

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