In a powerful memoir and manifesto, George M. Johnson’s All Boys Aren’t Blue has made waves since the book’s publication in 2020. With its accolades keeping pace with the number of states Johnson’s book has been challenged in, All Boys Aren’t Blue is a captivating, personal narrative told for those who have been erased—and continue to face erasure.
Part love story, part historical exploration of a small town in 1930s Texas, the award winning and highly acclaimed YA novel Out of Darkness by Ashley Hope Perez was originally banned in two middles schools after a now viral moment in which a parent angrily quoted from a passage that references anal sex.
By: guest contributor Brian E. Wilson, ALSC Liaison for the ALA Committee on Professional Ethics. In honor of Pride Month and ALA’s Rainbow Book Month, here is a list of Twelve Terrific Books that have ended up on the Top Ten Most Challenged Books list during the past decade.
OIF’s end-of-year initiative encourages you to share your censorship story! Information from challenge reports helps spread awareness and support libraries across the nation.
By: Ken Sawdon Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel was number 7 on the list of top ten most challenged books of 2015. It was most often challenged […]
To whom it may concern:
This is an official protest to register a complaint against any and all Koran’s [sic], because of this books [sic] vile content, we recommend that it no longer be allowed in any Public School of Library anywhere throughout the entire United States.
March 23, 2016 – Intellectual Freedom News is a compilation of news delivered by the ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom including current book challenges in libraries and schools and articles about privacy, internet filtering and censorship