Most Challenged Books List 2020


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.

  1. George by Alex Gino

  2. Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Ibram X.Kendi and Jason Reynolds

  3. All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely

  4. Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

  5. The Absolute True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

  6. Something Happened in Our Town: A Child's Story About Racial Injustice by Marianne Celano, Marietta Collins, and Ann Hazzard, illustrated by JenniferZivoin

  7. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

  8. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

  9. The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

  10. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

This year's list includes several books about societal inequity and others classics.