SLJ Controversial Book Survey: 2022-2023 Data Comparisons

This summary compares the results of SLJ’s 2022 and 2023 Controversial Books Surveys, which evaluated the effects of book challenges and censorship efforts in the United States on school librarians’ purchasing and display/shelving decisions, as well as on the profession itself. The report includes tables comparing elementary, middle, and high school library responses, as well as a selection of anonymized open-ended comments.

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