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We Tried — And Failed — To Identify The Most Banned Book In America


  1. As the ALA itself notes on its website: “A challenge is defined as a formal, written complaint, filed with a library or school requesting that materials be removed because of content or appropriateness. The number of challenges reflects only incidents reported. We estimate that for every reported challenge, four or five remain unreported. Therefore, we do not claim comprehensiveness in recording challenges.” ^

David Goldenberg writes a column about extremes for FiveThirtyEight.

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