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READING - 6th Grade Book Bingo 2022

What does it mean to challenge or ban a book?

A challenge is an attempt to remove or restrict materials, based upon the objections of a person or group. A banning is the removal of those materials.

Why are books banned?

Throughout history, more and different kinds of people and groups of all persuasions than you might first suppose, who, for all sorts of reasons, have attempted—and continue to attempt—to suppress anything that conflicts with or anyone who disagrees with their own beliefs. Book challenging happens across the United States, and also across the world.
According to ALA, parents challenge materials more often than any other group.

-Information adapted from the American Library Association, "Banned Book FAQ" page

Top 10 Most Challenged Books

Find some of the top 10 most challenged books at your library:

Texas Book Bans

On October 25, 2021, Texas Republican State Representative Matt Krause sent a letter to the Texas Education Agency asking if any of the schools in the state have the books listed on a 16 page spreadsheet, as well as how much in funds schools had spent on these books. Learn more here.

What's on the infamous 850-book list? Here are just some of them: