8 of 10 Banned Library Books LGBTQ Themed

Challenged book rates spiked in 2019

Banned book theme photo by John Nakamura Remy on Flickr. (CC BY-SA 2.0)

The American Library Association (ALA) just released its annual list of the most challenged books in public, school, and university libraries. Challenges spiked by almost 20% last year, with books featuring LGBTQ characters taking eight of ten top spots.

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James Finn

James Finn

James Finn is a columnist for the LA Blade, a former Air Force intelligence analyst, an alumnus of Act Up NY, and an agented but unpublished novelist.