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Banned Books Week

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Frequently Challenged Books

Click on the fire to see American Library Association's listing of frequently challenged books

Banned Books Downloadables

OverDrive has a listing of over 100 books that have been banned/challenged at any point in time.

Check one out today!

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Welcome to Banned Books Week

Banned Books Week is an annual celebration of the freedom to read. It highlights the value of free and open access to information. By focusing on efforts across the country to remove or restrict access to books, Banned Books Week draws national attention to the harms of censorship.

While books have been and continue to be banned, part of the Banned Books Week celebration is the fact that, in a majority of cases, the books have remained available. This happens only thanks to the efforts of librarians, teachers, students, and community members who stand up and speak out for the freedom to read.

To view books that have been challenged and why, go to ALA's Frequently challenged books of the 21st century.  


All information courtesy of American Library Association's Office for Intellectual Freedom Banned Books Website