Banned Books Week celebrates the freedom to read and spotlights current and historical attempts to censor books in libraries and schools.
"In a time of intense political polarization, library staff in every state are facing an unprecedented number of attempts to ban books. [American Library Association]'s Office for Intellectual Freedom tracked 729 challenges to library, school and university materials and services in 2021, resulting in more than 1,597 individual book challenges or removals.
Most targeted books were by or about Black or LGBTQIA+ persons."
Source: Banned Books Week Website by the American Library Association