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An ‘Unprecedented Flood’ of Book Bans Engulfs U.S. School Districts, PEN Report Says

More than 1,600 book titles across 32 states were banned from public schools during the 2021-2022 school year, with the bulk of the ban requests coming from a handful of right-wing groups pushing for censorship of books that feature LGBTQ+ characters and characters of color, a new report issued Monday said.