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Banned Books Week 2013: Internet Sources

Some Organizations Dealing with Intellectual Freedom and Open Access to Information


So long as we have enough people in this country willing to fight for their rights, we'll be called a democracy."

-- ACLU Founder Roger Baldwin


"Who are the Censors? One never has to look far to identify the censor. The censor is rarely an unrecognizable person from a distant place whose intention is to take away freedoms. Most often, the censor is a friend, or a neighbor, or a community group or even, on occasion, your friendly librarian."  Read more . . .

Taken from the 2006 MLA Intellectual Freedom Manual put together by IFAP. 


also see the ALA Intellectual Freedom Manual (online supplement to the 8th ed.)


 Banned Books Week: Celebrating the Freedom to Read   September 22−28, 2013  (ALA-OIF)

Frequently challenged books of the 21st century (ALA-OIF)

Banned and/or Challenged Books from the Radcliffe Publishing Course Top 100 Novels of the 20th Century (ALA-OIF)

First Amendment Center.Org - Banned Books (affliated with Vanderbilt University)


Yearly Lists of Challenged and/or Banned Books (Includes annotations)

These brochures list books challenged, restricted, removed, or banned in that year as reported in the Newsletter on Intellectual Freedom. Click on the links below to download a PDF of each list from 2004 to the current year. You can also purchase copies of the current list in the ALA Store within Campaigns > Banned Books Week.

Books Challenged and/or Banned - 2012-2013 (PDF)
Books Challenged and/or Banned - 2011-2012 (PDF)
Books Challenged and/or Banned - 2010-2011 (PDF)
Books Challenged and/or Banned - 2009-2010 (PDF)
Books Challenged and/or Banned - 2008-2009 (PDF)
Books Challenged and/or Banned - 2007-2008 (PDF)
Books Challenged and/or Banned - 2006-2007 (PDF)
Books Challenged and/or Banned - 2005-2006 (PDF)
Books Challenged and/or Banned - 2004-2005 (PDF)


Don't forget to . . .