It's 2019, and people are still trying to ban books? Or burn books?
Banned Books Week is an annual celebration of the freedom to read the books you want to read. People ask libraries to get rid of books they don't like (we call this a "challenge"), and when they do, libraries send a report to the American Library Association (ALA) Office of Intellectual Freedom. Every year, the OIF creates a list of the books that get challenged the most.
Want to see the list for 2018? We have all of them.
- George by Alex Gino
Reasons: banned, challenged, and relocated because it was believed to encourage children to clear browser history and change their bodies using hormones, and for mentioning “