October 2019

Beyond books_0

The image is a graphic called "Censorship by the numbers." The main text reads: "Beyond Books. The American Library Association has noticed an increase in attempts to censor drag queen story hours and LGBTQIA+ programming, as well as challenges to remove access to data bases." The next panel shows a graph. The text reads: "The American Library Association's Office for Intellectual Freedom tracked 347 challenges in 2018. Here's the breakdown. 62% books. 15% programs, meeting rooms. 10% databases, magazines, films, games. 6% displays, artwork. 7% Other (includes access, social media, hate crimes." The graphic was created by the Office for Intellectual Freedom American Library Association.