Most of banned books infographics list particular titles and reasons to challenge them.
Compared to them, the new infographic from Simply Novel, a site for high school English teachers, is extremely compelling. It presents the facts and figures, gathered on ALA website, to help see the problem from a better perspective.
Here are some of the facts:
- parents initiated 9 out of 10 challenges,
- 85% of book challenges went unreported and received no media attention,
- six from the top 10 books challenged in 2014 were from YA category.
Take a look at the bottom of the infographic – a list of top reasons for book challenges in 2012-2014. Sex, drugs, and offensive language rank highest. What’s quite surprising, “anti-family” appeared for the first time in 2014, and it already became a fourth most common reason.
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More infographics to check out:
- Forbidden books from around the world (infographic)
- 10 must-read books on user experience and usability (infographic)
- How to write, promote, and sell an ebook – in 9 easy steps (infographic)
- 11 famous books that began as dreams (infographic)
- Simple tips to help read quicker and comprehend more (infographic)