GITNUX MARKETDATA REPORT 2024

The Most Surprising Banned Books Statistics in 2024

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"Harry Potter series was banned in various schools for promoting witchcraft."

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"More than 11,000 books have been challenged since the inception of Banned Books Week."

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"49% of books banned or challenged in the U.S. are due to sexual content."

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""The Hate U Give" by Angie Thomas has been banned in multiple states due to its exploration of race and policing."

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""Thirteen Reasons Why" was banned in 2017 for its depiction of suicide."

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"82-91% of the books challenged or banned are fiction."

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"The most challenged book of 2020 was "George" by Alex Gino."

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"34% of banned books are related to LGBTQ+ themes."

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"Over 40% of banned books contain content addressing race and racism."

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""Maus" by Art Spiegelman was banned for graphic depictions of the Holocaust."

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"Books by or about people of color accounted for 40% of the books banned in 2020."

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"In 2020, the American Library Association reported 156 challenges to library, school, and university materials."

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"Over 273 books were challenged or banned in U.S. libraries and schools in 2020."

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"Texas has the highest number of book challenges in the United States."

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"The "Captain Underpants" series is highly challenged due to perceived inappropriate behavior."

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"The Banned Books Awareness campaign has been addressing literary censorship since 1982."

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""To Kill a Mockingbird" is frequently on the list of top ten banned books."

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"The Banned Books Week brings together librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, and readers to celebrate and protect the freedom to read."

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"42% of libraries report increased challenges to materials."

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""1984" by George Orwell was banned in several countries for its political themes."

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