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Book Bans Targeted More Than 1,100 Titles Since July

More than 1,100 books have been banned in schools across 86 districts and 26 states over the past nine months, with most challenges coming from in Texas, Pennsylvania and Florida.

A mix of local challenges and broader movements across the country resulted in bans, removals, or restrictions for 1,145 titles, including children’s biographies of Cesar Chavez, Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks and Malala Yousafzai, according to a report from PEN America published on Thursday.