Library study finds ‘challenged’ books soared in 2021

  • This cover image released by Oni Press shows "Gender Queer" by Maia Kobabe. (Oni Press via AP)

  • FILE - Amanda Darrow, director of youth, family and education programs at the Utah Pride Center, poses with books on Dec. 16, 2021, that have been the subject of complaints from parents in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

NEW YORK — Deborah Caldwell-Stone, director of the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom, has never been so busy.