by Claude (Artificial Intelligence - AI) & Ry


·       Here is some general information about banned books in the United States.

    Book banning and censorship in schools and libraries has a long history in the US, with various books being challenged or banned over time for content deemed inappropriate or objectionable. Some frequent targets include books with LGBTQ themes, racial issues, sexual content, or perceived anti-religious messages.

·       Banned books lists tend to differ by state and school district, as local communities drive many banning decisions. Some states are more active than others in book banning efforts in recent years.

·       While there is no definitive national list of all banned books by state, some of the most frequently challenged or banned books in recent years include The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison, The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, and George by Alex Gino.

·       The American Library Association's Office for Intellectual Freedom compiles an annual list of the Top 10 most challenged books to provide insight into censorship trends. The lists provide book title, author, and reason for challenge but do not specify states.

·       Major challenges to books deemed inappropriate often prompt public debates about censorship and freedom of speech in schools. Banning books is controversial, as it limits access to information and diverse viewpoints for students.