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ALA’s 11 Most Challenged Books In 2018: Today In Books

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ALA’s 11 Most Challenged Books In 2018

The American Library Association has released their yearly Top Ten Most Challenged Books, which ended up being 11 books this year. The ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom tracks news reports and voluntary challenge reports–noting that 82-97% of book challenges go unreported. Check out the books here and the reasons cited for wanting them banned.

Audible Class Action Lawsuits Settled

Lawsuits that accused Audible of “bait-and-switch tactics and false advertising and violated consumer protection laws when it limited the number of credits that a user could have in their account” appear to have settled. Audible agreed to give 12 million free audiobooks to the plaintiffs and 8.4 million users will be reimbursed for overdraft fees. I’ll just be over here spending the day thinking about 12 million free audiobooks.

Remember The Looking For Alaska Adaptation?

The Hulu eight-episode limited series based on the John Green novel cast some adults: Timothy Simons (Veep) and Ron Cephas Jones (This Is Us). Feels like we’ve been hearing about this for-EV-er so hopefully this news means it’s kicking into gear and will get to us soon.