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Banned Books

Banned vs. Challenged

Challenged

  • an attempt to remove or restrict materials, based upon the objections of a person or group

Banned

  • removal of materials

Statistics

 

Year

Total Materials Affected by Censorship Attempts*
2020 729
2019 607
2018 531
2017 354
2016 323
2015 275
2014 311

*Numbers include books, databases, magazines, films, games, programs, and displays

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