Banned Books Week – The 10 Most Challenged Titles Of 2022

In this post to celebrate banned books week, we share the 10 most challenged titles of 2022.

What is Banned Books Week?

‘Banned Books Week is an annual awareness campaign promoted by the American Library Association and Amnesty International, that celebrates the freedom to read, draws attention to banned and challenged books, and highlights persecuted individuals.’ (via)

Banned Books Week is the book community’s annual celebration of the freedom to read. This year the week is celebrated from 1 October to 7 October 2023.

Banned Books Week was launched in 1982 in response to a surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookshops and libraries.

The ALA (American Library Association) says: ‘A challenge is defined as a formal, written complaint, filed with a library or school requesting that materials be removed because of content or appropriateness. The number of challenges reflects only incidents reported. We estimate that for every reported challenge, four or five remain unreported.’

Read the list of the top most challenged books of 2022.

Have a look at the most frequently banned titles in these years: 2021, 2020, 201920182017201620152014201320122011

by Amanda Patterson
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Posted on: 2nd October 2023

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