Books can be banned in schools for a variety of reasons, from depictions of violence, sexual experiences, and the inclusion of LGBTQ+ characters. Some states are known for their strict book bans, while other states have more lenient policies. AAAStateOfPlay.com created a graphic to visualize the U.S. states that have banned the most books.
The states that banned the most books in the United States in the fall semester of 2022 are Texas (438), Florida (357), Missouri (315), Utah (109), and South Carolina (109). The most banned books in the fall of 2022 were Gender Queer: A Memoir by Maia Kobabe (15), Flamer by Mike Curato (15), and Tricks by Ellen Hopkins (13).
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