December 5, 2020

ALA Releases State of America’s Libraries Report 2017 (Includes List of Most Challenged Books of 2017)

Direct to Full Text Report: State of America’s Libraries Report 2017
PDF Version of Report (29 pages)

Out of challenges recorded by the American Library Association’s (ALA) Office for Intellectual Freedom, the “Top Ten Most Challenged Books in 2016” are:

1 | This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki, illustrated by Jillian Tamaki

2 | Drama written and illustrated by Raina Telgemeier

3 | George by Alex Gino Despite

4 | I Am Jazz by Jazz Jennings and Jessica Herthel, illustrated by Shelagh McNicholas

5 | Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan

6 | Looking for Alaska by John Green

7 | Big Hard Sex Criminals by Matt Fraction, illustrated by Chip Zdarsky

8 | Make Something Up: Stories You Can’t Unread by Chuck Palahniuk

9 | Little Bill Books series by Bill Cosby, illustrated by Varnette P. Honeywood

10 | Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

 A Selection of Visuals and Other Resources From the Report

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Academic Libraries

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School Libraries

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Book Challenges

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Direct to Full Text Report: State of America’s Libraries Report 2017

PDF Version of Report (29 pages)

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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