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The movement to ban books is growing, report finds

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Texas has banned 801 books across 22 school districts. 174 titles were banned at least twice between July 2021 through June 2022. Florida and Pennsylvania followed Texas as the states with the most bans, respectively. The most frequent books removed included Gender Queer: A Memoir by Maia Kobabe.
2 months ago·Washington, United States

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Organized groups fuel rapid rise in U.S. book-banning, report says

Book bans accelerated across the United States during the 2021-2022 school year, largely through the efforts of organized groups that called on public schools to remove more than 1,600 titles, the writers' group PEN America said on Monday.

2 months ago·United Kingdom
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‘Rapid acceleration’ in US school book censorship leads to 2,500 bans in a year

School districts in 32 states banned 1,648 individual titles in the last school year, a report by Pen America found

2 months ago·London, United Kingdom
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Schools banned books 2,532 times since 2021. It's all part of a 'full-fledged' movement.

Dozens of "parents' rights" groups, including a handful of national organizations with hundreds of local chapters, are helping to drive the challenges.

2 months ago·United States
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At least 50 groups in the US advocated to ban books in the past year

At least 50 groups have recently played a role in the evolving movement to have books removed from schools, a new PEN America analysis shows.

2 months ago·Atlanta, United States
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Advocacy Groups Are Helping Drive a Rise in Book Bans

A report from the free speech organization PEN America looked at the role of politics and advocacy groups in the growing number of book bans in schools across the country.

2 months ago·New York, United States
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School book bans and challenges, at record highs, are rising again

Attempts to ban books from school libraries in America are on track to rise again this school year, after reaching historic highs the last one, a pair of national reports has found.

2 months ago·Washington, United States
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