The American Library Association (ALA) has just released its latest The State of America’s Libraries Report , which as well as much other useful and valuable pro-library information, includes its annual Top Ten List of Frequently Challenged Books. I’d go into considerable detail on this Top Ten, but the ALA has spared me the effort with this wonderful infographic. Beautiful artwork, but sobering reading – except that reading is the last thing that the challengers would want you to be able to do with these titles. “In 2014, the OIF received 311 reports regarding attempts to remove or restrict materials from school curricula and library bookshelves,” the ALA states. “Eighty percent of the 2014 Top Ten List of Frequently Challenged Books reflect diverse authors and cultural content.” For more of this Indiana bakery approach to cultural diversity, feast your eyes…


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