Lisa discusses Banned Book Week of 2023, which is meant to educate individuals on the alarming number of books that are being protested and banned each year. The American Library Association tracks the data and says that an unprecedented number of attemps to ban books have occurred in 2022 and already this year.
In this episode, Lisa discusses what it means to challenge a book, and offers up ideas on what readers can to to ensure books aren’t being banned. She also discusses the 10 most banned books of 2022.
.The 10 most banned books in 2022:
1. Gender Queer: A Memoir by Maria Kobabe
2. All Boys Aren’t Blueby George M. Johnson
3. The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
4. Flamer by Mike Curato
5. (Tie) Looking for Alaska by John Green
5.(tie) The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
7. Lawn Boy by Jonathan Evison
8. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian by Sherman Alexie
9. Out of Darkness Ashley Hope Perez
10. (tie) A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas
10. (tie) Crank by Ellen Hopkins
10. (tie) Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews
10. (tie) This Boy is Gay by Juno Dawson
The American Library Association tracked the top 10 most frequently challenged books of 2021, and they are:
1. Gender Queer: A Memoir by Maria Kobabe and she is quoted in this article.
2. Lawn Boy by Jonathan Evison
3. All Boys Aren’t Blue by George M. Johnson
4. Out of Darkness by Ashley Hope Perez
5. The Hate You Give by Angie Thomas
6. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian by Sherman Alexie
7. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews
8. The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
9. This Boy is Gay by Juno Dawson
10. Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out by Susan Kuklin
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