The American Library Association has published its list of the most-challenged or banned books in 2020. They include stories about racism and racial justice

Posted On: May 7, 2021   |   Posted By: Business Insider

The American Library Association has published its list of the most-challenged or banned books in 2020. They include stories about racism and racial justice

Summary List Placement The American Library Association published the list of the 10 most challenged and banned books in the country for 2020, including "All American Boys," "Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You," and "George."
"Demands to remove books addressing racism and racial justice or those that shared the stories of Black, Indigenous, or people of color grew in number," the ALA said.
Here are the 10 titles.
10. "The Hate U Give," by Angie Thomas
"Challenged for profanity, and it was thought to promote an anti-police message," said the ALA.
9. "The Bluest Eye," by Toni Morrison
"Banned and challenged because it was considered sexually explicit and depicts child sexual abuse," said the ALA.
8. "Of Mice and Men," by John Steinbeck
"Banned and challenged for racial slurs and racist stereotypes, and their negative effect on students," said the ALA.
7. "To Kill a Mockingbird," by Harper Lee
"Banned and challenged for racial slurs and their negative effect on students, featuring a 'white savior' character,...

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