Book Challenges in Missouri

BY STEVEN RICH
July 18, 2012

This map shows the books that have been challenged in Missouri since Jan. 1, 2008. Sunshine requests were sent to all 566 public school districts in the state and 495 provided responses, a response rate of 87.5 percent. See your school's response in our interactive database

In all, 53 challenges were discovered at 32 districts across the state. In just over four years, 12 books were removed from circulation. Accompanying this map are a series of stories and documents related to the challenges. Each marker represents a school district at which a book, or books, were challenged.

Click on individual markers for more information about challenged books. Want to sort the challenges by year? Use the scrollover in the bottom left corner of the map.