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Banned Books

Read all about book challenges and bannings including top ten lists and news.


Every day books are still being challenged and removed from shelves, libraries, classrooms and reading lists.  Fight for the Right to Read and read a banned book today.

BANNED BOOKS WEEK September 22-28, 2024

Freedom to Read Panel at the Library | Monday, September 23. 2024, 7pm

Ways to fight back

Facing Challenges (how can we respond?):

graph showing increasing unique titles challenged since 2000

ALA BBW Graphics 2023 Who

pie chart showing percentages of who brings challenges, 28% patrons 24% parents, also pressure groups, boards, employees, govenment

bar graph showing what things get challenged, 76% Books, Graphic Novels, 5% displays, 4% access, 4% hate crimes, 3% programs

where censorship attemps take place, 54% libraries, 39% school libraries, 5% schools, 2% highher ed/other