School districts in 26 states have banned or opened investigations into more than 11,000 books. This according to Pen America, a literary and free expression group that compiled data on these actions from last summer to March 2022. Why, in this democracy, are books being banned in the first place?

ACMi News talked to Andrea Nicolay, the director of libraries in Arlington, to get her take on what’s been happening recently. And in this interview, we will show you just some books which are favorite targets of censors.