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Banned Books Week -- United States

View Resource Banned Books Week

Next week is Banned Books Week, and the American Library Association (ALA) offers this site giving background on Banned Books Week and censorship as well as resources to help teachers, librarians, and booksellers observe the week. Once again, the Harry Potter series tops this year's list of most challenged books. At the ALA site, users will find the complete list as well as the most challenged...
View Resource Frequently Challenged Books

The American Library Association (ALA) has created this excellent resource for those seeking to learn about books that have been challenged around the United States. These lists have been compiled by the ALA's Office for Intellectual Freedom since 1990. Users can dive in by browsing the listings on the left-hand side of the page including Authors By Year, "Banned & Challenged Classics," and "30...

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View Resource Banned Books Week: Celebrating the Freedom to Read

Banned Books Week for 2015 is celebrated September 27 - October 3, but in addition to the time sensitive events at this site from the American Library Association (ALA), there are plenty of year-round resources. The ALA's Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) collects data from U.S. libraries, schools, and the news media on books that have been challenged in some way and uses this information to...

View Resource Banned Books Week

Banned Books Week was established in 1982 by the Banned Books Weeks Coalition in honor of "a national alliance of diverse organizations joined by a commitment to increase awareness of the annual celebration of the freedom to read." These organizations include the American Library Association, the American Booksellers Association, the National Coalition Against Censorship, and more. The coalition's...