Number of books facing challenge drops to all-time low
NEW YORK — The number of books threatened with removal from library shelves dropped last year to its lowest total on record, with 405 challenges reported to the American Library Association.
The ALA has been tracking efforts to pull texts since the early 1980s, when it helped found Banned Books Week as a celebration of free expression. The 25th annual "Banned Books" program is taking place this week, as libraries and bookstores highlight works that have been removed or faced removal.
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