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Top 13 Most Challenged Books of 2022

The American Library Association condemns censorship and works to defend each person’s right to read under the First Amendment and ensure free access to information. Every year, ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) compiles a list of the Top 10 Most Challenged Books in order to inform the public about censorship in libraries and schools. The lists are based on information from reports filed by library professionals and community members and from news stories published throughout the United States.

Because many book challenges are not reported to the ALA or covered by the press, the Top Most Challenged Books lists and 2022 data compiled by ALA represent only a snapshot of book challenges. A challenge to a book may be resolved in favor of retaining the book in the collection, or it can result in a book being restricted or withdrawn from the library.

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Gender Queer

Kobabe, Maia

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All Boys Aren't Blue

Johnson, George M.

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The Bluest Eye

Morrison, Toni

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The Bluest Eye

Morrison, Toni

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The Bluest Eye

Morrison, Toni

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Looking for Alaska

Green, John

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Looking for Alaska

Green, John

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Out of Darkness

Pérez, Ashley Hope

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A Court of Mist and Fury

Maas, Sarah J.

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This Book Is Gay

Dawson, Juno

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This Book Is Gay

Dawson, Juno

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This Book Is Gay

Dawson, Juno

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