Banned Books and Censorhip
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Amendment I: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances. The Bill of Rights

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.

Afronet-Banned Books-Intro

Banned, Censored or Controversial Books in the African American Community.

Banned Books and Censorship: Information and Resources

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.

Banned Books On-line

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.

Bonfire of Liberties

"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.

Books Frequently Challenged in the 1990s

A list of frequently challenged books of the nineties.

Comic Book Legal Defense Fund

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.

The Censorship Files

A new censorship resource page by the original editor of the Books AtoZ Censorship pages.

The File Room

The File Room is an illustrated archive on censorship which you can browse, as well as add cases to.

Free Expression

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.

Harvest a Banned Book

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.

Internet Public Library

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.

Mark Twain's Huck Finn Today

All about the banning of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, from 1885 to present.

"The Most Frequently Banned Books in the 1990s"

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.

The Censorship Pages
Censorship of the Internet Articles on Censorship Banned Books Week Information
Quotations on Censorship Discussions on Censorship Buy Banned Books, Materials

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