The American Library Association (ALA) released its annual list of the most challenged books of 2020. The ALA Office of Intellectual Freedom tracked 156 challenges to library, school, and university materials and services in 2020. Of the 273 books that were targeted, here are the most challenged.
George by Alex Gino
Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Ibram X.Kendi and Jason Reynolds
All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
The Absolute True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
Something Happened in Our Town: A Child's Story About Racial Injustice by Marianne Celano, Marietta Collins, and Ann Hazzard, illustrated by JenniferZivoin
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
This year's list includes several books about societal inequity and others classics.