It seems like every other day, there's news about a new batch of books that are being banned. Either at schools or at public libraries.

There are states across the country that have bans on books all across the country.

According to Pen America, there was an increase in books banned across the nation of 28 percent in the first half of the 2022-2023 school year. This is compared to the prior six months, January – June 2022.

A Tik Tok video shows a table of banned books that include some pretty family titles.

To Kill a Mockingbird, Dear Martin, Harry Potter, and Where the Wild Things Are to name a few.

Anne Frank's diary was even on the book ban chopping block.

With everyone chiming in on book banning, Governor Kay Ivey spoke up with her thoughts on it.

According to the Daily Beast, Governor Kay Ivey sent a letter to the state's public library agency raising questions about specific books and asking whether “reform” was needed.

It seems like Governor Kay Ivey is leaning toward adding some books to a ban list in Alabama.

stack of books on the shelf

Deborah Caldwell-Stone, director of the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom, says most challenges to books are not coming from parents but from advocacy groups with “moral or political” objections.

I'm sure we haven't heard the last of book banning in the state of Alabama. It feels like the coming months will only produce more news about this topic.

Do you think we should ban certain books in Alabama?

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