Every year, books in the U.S. and around the world are challenged. Some of the challenged books are banned, some aren't. The punishment for ignoring these bans range from almost nonexistent to severe. Here are some sites that deal with who bans these books, and why.
Banned, Censored or Controversial Books in the African American Community.
Useful links to resources and information on why people ban books, its results, and rights to free speech. It is part of Loyola University Chicago Libraries.
Welcome to this special exhibit of books that have been the objects of censorship or censorship attempts. This page lists banned books and resources about censorship available found on the web.
"The bonfire was a very efficient form of censorship in an age when books were handwritten and existed in few copies. But in the era of printing and mass markets, burning a book has been reduced to merely a shocking gesture." A valuable resource on censorship.
A list of frequently challenged books of the nineties.
Hey, Comics are a form of free speech too!
The CBLDF exists to fight censorship and defend the first amendment rights of comic book professionals throughout the United States.
A new censorship resource page by the original editor of the Books AtoZ Censorship pages.
The File Room is an illustrated archive on censorship which you can browse, as well as add cases to.
Part of American Booksellers Association's BookWeb, Free Expression contains many valuable links to other site on censorship, as well as features from the Free Expression Newsletter.
Provided by Ocean City Free Public Library, this site encourages you to explore book banning as a whole, by having you "click on a pumpkin" to find out about a mystery banned book.
IPL's goals include finding, organizing, and creating quality information resources, creating a fun and easy to use resource with an awareness of the different needs of young people, learning more on what does and does not work on the web and "uphold the values important to librarians, in particular those expressed in the Library Bill of Rights". As well as providing a much needed library on the web, it also fights for the values important to success of libraries on and off the web. They have created and maintain pages on both the Telecommunications Reform Bill and Banned Books Week.
All about the banning of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, from 1885 to present.
This list shows the fifty books that were most frequently challenged in schools and public libraries in the United States between 1990 and 1992. This list is taken from Banned in the U.S.A. by Herbert N. Foerstel, which has more information about the efforts to ban each title.
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