#1 Banned Book in U.S. 2021/2022: Source

“In 2022, a short list of books accounted for a large number of bans, similar to last year. For the second year in a row, Gender Queer: A Memoir, by Maia Kobabe remained the most banned book of the year, with 15 bans just in the last six months of 2022, according to PEN America.”

  • From edweek.org article by Eesha Pendharkar “These Were the Most Banned Books in 2022,” 4/24/2023

“For the second year running, Maia Kobabe’s autobiographical graphic novel ‘Gender Queer,’ about the author’s gender journey and eventual coming out as nonbinary, was the No. 1 title on the American Library Association’s banned books list.”

  • From USA Today article “The 13 most banned books of 2022: ‘Gender Queer’ tops library association’s list for second year,” by Barbara VanDenburgh, usatoday.com, 5/8/2023