What is a book challenge and what is literary censorship?According to the American Library Association, a book challenge is an attempt to remove or restrict materials, based upon the objections of a person or group. Literary censorship refers to the suppression or attempted suppression of literary materials that would otherwise be free to access. Book challenges and bans fall under the umbrella of literary censorship.
What can literary censorship look like?
Key Findings (2018-2023)While extensive research is still needed to determine the full extent of censorship in Canada, our data reveals many trends in the Southern Ontario region:
This dashboard presents a comprehensive visualization of data related to literary censorship incidents across southern Ontario, including distribution across multiple dimensions such as time, geographic location, institution, etc. The interactive functionality automatically adjusts the data display based on your selections, allowing for a more tailored and insightful view of the information showcased.VIEW DASHBOARD