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Who bans books — and why?

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Across the nation, we've seen a spike in book challenges and bans in both school and public libraries in the last six months, mostly targeting books that center race and LGBT identity. At the end of 2021, Wake County had its own high-profile censorship controversy.

Host Anisa Khalifa takes a look into who bans books, why, and what kind of impact it has on our communities.

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Anisa Khalifa is a podcast producer at WUNC. She is a lifelong public radio nerd, and fell in love with podcasts around the same time her friends convinced her to start one about Korean dramas, Dramas Over Flowers, which she still co-hosts.
Charlie Shelton-Ormond is a podcast producer for WUNC.