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Banned Books Week: Most Challenged Books

Banned Books Week -- Sept. 18-24, 2022

"Read a Banned Book" graphic


graphic with cover images of the top 10 challenged books 2021

By year: Every year, the Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) compiles a list of the Top 10 Most Challenged Books.

By decade: Lists of the 100 most frequently challenged books for 1990-1999, 2000-2009, 2010-2019.

Children's Books

Young Adult Books


Books with Diverse Content


This information is from ALA's "Frequently Challenged Books" webpage.


Banned Books Week YouTube Channel


Top 10 Most Challenged Books of 2019


Top 11 Most Challenged Books of 2018


Top 10 Most Challenged Books of 2017


Top 10 Most Challenged Books of 2016


Top 10 Most Challenged Books of 2015