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Banned Books

Banned Books a celebration of the American Library Association's annual Banned Book Week. Banned Book week is traditionally the last week in September. The event highlights attempts, current and historical, by libraries and schools to ban books.

Banned Books FAQ

Banned vs. Challenged:  The American Library Association description of banning and challenging process

Annual ALA list of Banned Books:  A list of the top ten banned and challenged books from the previous year.

Frequently Challenged Children's Books:  A list from the ALA's Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) on libraries, schools, and the media attempting to ban books in communities across the country.

The Freedom to Read Foundation is a nonprofit legal and educational organization founded in 1969 to promote and protect the freedom of speech and the freedom of the press; to protect the public's right of access to information and materials stored in the nation's libraries; to safeguard libraries' right to disseminate all materials contained in their collections; and support libraries and librarians in their defense of First Amendment rights by supplying them with legal counsel or the means to secure it.

Banned Books