After tracking school book challenges throughout the 2021-22 year and publicly providing the data here, Tasslyn Magnusson knows a few things where and when school book bans are happening.
Dr. Magnusson's spreadsheet of book bans and challenges has been available online since October 2021 to aid library organizations, library staff, education stakeholders, and concerned parents. Her findings have helped numerous school libraries and public libraries. Through this partnership, EveryLibrary and ELI are supporting her ongoing research and monitoring as well as aiding in the discoverability of these valuable resources online. All of these resources continue to be available free of charge to aid local and statewide efforts to defend the freedom to read, the role of libraries in communities and schools, and, most especially, support the people and ideas the books represent.
In this session, she will discuss where bans have been and where they might be going before the end of 2022.
Tasslyn Magnusson is an independent researcher, writer, and poet.