Listen to the Latest on Banned Books

Preliminary data released by the American Library Association show that attempts to censor library materials in 2022 are on pace to exceed attempts in 2021. Librarians and library staff worldwide fight for your right to read, watch, or listen to what you want to. 

According to ALA President Lessa Kanini'opua Pelayo-Lozada:

"Librarians develop collections and resources that make knowledge and ideas widely available, so people and families are free to choose what to read. Though it’s natural that we want to protect young people from some of life’s more difficult realities, the truth is that banning books does nothing to protect them from dealing with tough issues. Instead, it denies young people resources that can help them deal with the challenges that confront them."

With book challenges on the rise, many book-loving podcasts are examining the trend.