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Banned/Challenged Books Resource Guide

This guide provides resources on issues around Banned/Challenged Books and Censorship.

Recommended Free Websites

  • Banned Books Week                                                                                                                     The Banned Books Week Coalition is a national alliance of diverse organizations joined by a commitment to increase  awareness of the annual celebration of the freedom to read. The Coalition seeks to engage various communities and inspire participation in Banned Books Week through education, advocacy, and the creation of programming about the problem of book censorship.

  • Books Challenged or Banned in 2014-2015

    A bibliography representing books challenged, restricted, removed, or banned in 2014 and 2015 as reported in the Newsletter on Intellectual Freedom from May 2014 to March 2015 and in American Libraries Direct (AL Direct), by Robert P. Doyle.

  • National Coalition Against Censorship Resources for School Teachers and Students

    Background on the legal and practical questions surrounding school censorship controversies.

  • NCTE Intellectual Freedom Center Censorship Challenge Reports

    Teachers, librarians, school administrators, and parents call upon NCTE for advice and materials regarding censorship challenges in their schools or districts.

  • University of Pennsylvania Library "Banned Books Online"

    A special exhibit of books that have been the objects of censorship or censorship attempts, linking to free e-books.

  • Wikipedia's "List of books banned by governments"

    Tabular listing, alphabetical by title, of books banned by governments, worldwide.