Happy Banned Books Week! Today is the first day of Banned Books Week and we are coming at you with some statistics. In 2019 the American Library Association tracked 377 challenges to library, school, and university materials and services. Overall, 566 books were targeted. The top ten books that were challenged last year are:

(1) George by Alex Gino

(2) Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out by Susan Kuklin

(3) A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo by Jill Twiss

(4) Sex is a Funny Word by Cory Silverberg

(5) Prince & Knight by Daniel Haack

(6) I Am Jazz by Jessica Herthel

(7) The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

(8) Drama by Raina Telgemeier

(9) Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling

(10) And Tango Makes Three by Peter Parnell

Check back all week for more Banned Books facts!