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Banned Books Week: Overview

Information about Banned Books Week

Banned Books Week

Banned Books Week is sponsored by the American Library Association and is held annually during the last week of September to celebrate the freedom of choice and the opportunity to express one's voice. Books that have been banned or censored are put on display in order to draw attention to the fact that all voices should be heard, even if they are from unpopular points of perspective.

"Banned Books Week highlights the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community — librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers — in shared support of the freedom to seek and express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular."

Websites about Banned Books

Top 100 Most Commonly Banned Books

List of the top 100 books that have been banned or censored most frequently.

Most Common banned books of the 90's

List of the top 50 most commons banned books of the '90s.

Banned and Challenged Books

From the American Library Association, facts about banned and challenged books and various lists of Banned Books.


Commonly Banned Books

Some books have been repeatedly banned or challenged throughout history. This is a list of books that appear the most often on banned books lists and are available at Waubonsee.

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