Attempts to Ban Books Are Accelerating and Becoming More Divisive

From a New York Times story by Alexandra Alter and Elizabeth A. Harris headlined “Attempts to Ban Books Are Accelerating and Becoming More Divisive”:

Attempts to ban books are accelerating across the country at a rate never seen since tracking began more than 20 years ago, according to a new report from the American Library Association.

So far in 2022, there have been attempts to ban or restrict access to 1,651 different titles, the group found, up from challenges to 1,597 books in 2021, the year with the highest number of complaints since the group began documenting book challenges decades ago.