Here are some numbers to place book banning in a context. Over the past 8 months:
1. 86 of 13,452 (1.4%) school districts have banned library books
2. Surprisingly, 1145 UNIQUE titles were banned by these 86 districts
3. This represents the work of 874 authors and 198 illustrators.
4. Only 21 titles have been banned in 5 or more different libraries.
5. Most titles were fiction.
How prevalent are book bans this year?