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Banned Books: By Year

A look at banned and challenged books with links to our catalog, including the top 10 most challenged books by year. Also featuring graphs, statistics and other information from offical ALA sources.

The Top Books Challenged by Year

In the following sub-pages you'll find a breakdown of the most challenged books of that specific year along with other facts. Several books appear in the top slots for numerous years, although sometimes the reasons for the challenge might vary from year to year or shift a bit in infamy. Although we don't retain every title on the list in our system, clicking the title will bring you to the catalog entry for the titles we do have.