Banned Books

A place to discuss banned or challenged books and related topics (intellectual freedom, censorship, privacy issues, etc.) Please keep discussion respectful and be open to the opinions of others (which may not be the same as your own.)

Banned Books Week is September 30−October 6, 2012

“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.”First Amendment of the Bill of Rights to the United States Constitution

“Intellectual Freedom is the right of every individual to both seek and receive information from all points of view without restriction. It provides for free access to all expressions of ideas through which any and all sides of a question, cause or movement may be explored. Intellectual freedom encompasses the freedom to hold, receive and disseminate ideas.”Intellectual Freedom and Censorship Q & A

“Libraries should challenge censorship in the fulfillment of their responsibility to provide information and enlightenment.”—Article 3, Library Bill of Rights

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Library Closures13 ulæste / 13margaretbartley, november 8, 2020
Library Closures2 ulæste / 2MarthaJeanne, september 2020
Banned Books Week 20202 ulæste / 2elenchus, august 2020
Challenged & Banned Comics1 ulæst / 1aspirit, august 2020
Banned by Amazon7 ulæste / 7margaretbartley, august 2020
Proposed Book Banning Bill in Missouri Could Imprison Librarians6 ulæste / 6lorax, januar 2020
Banned Books Week 20191 ulæst / 1aspirit, september 2019
Kansas DOC's Banned Book List2 ulæste / 2aspirit, juni 2019
Barcelona school removes 200 sexist children's books3 ulæste / 3cpg, april 2019
Whaaat?30 ulæste / 30aspirit, marts 2019
George Orwell's classic novel 19842 ulæste / 2jojoasdwer123, januar 2019
Banned Books Week: In 201710 ulæste / 10elenchus, januar 2019
Why was Bridge to Terrebithia banned?14 ulæste / 14jojoasdwer123, januar 2019
link to the ALA site in the group intro is invalid2 ulæste / 2lilithcat, oktober 2018
Kathy Acker’s Blood and Guts in High School, Plus Two4 ulæste / 4LolaWalser, september 2018
Banned Books Week 2018: September 23 - 291 ulæst / 1Karen5Lund, september 2018
Banned Books Week - 20161 ulæst / 1varielle, september 2016
Mein Kampf11 ulæste / 11MaureenRoy, juni 2015
Banned Books Week 2014 : September 21 - 2723 ulæste / 23lquilter, oktober 2014
How many have?85 ulæste / 85mamzel, september 2014
Banning people in the library46 ulæste / 46weener, oktober 2013
Banned Books Week 2012 (Sept 30- Oct 6) ReadaThing?16 ulæste / 16Ameise1, oktober 2012
The satanic verses8 ulæste / 8LucindaLibri, oktober 2012
Banned Books Month 20124 ulæste / 4LucindaLibri, oktober 2012
Famous Authors’ Funniest Responses to Their Books Being Banned2 ulæste / 2Sandydog1, oktober 2012
what should be banned,censored,frowned upon by society,ect.?60 ulæste / 60LolaWalser, august 2012
Rohinton Mistry3 ulæste / 3LucindaLibri, juli 2012
"My Brother Sam is Dead"1 ulæst / 1Kaylasreads, maj 2012
The Golden Compass challenges?11 ulæste / 11sweeter, marts 2012
Educational tools "When the Censor Comes"1 ulæst / 1Nickelini, marts 2012
Book banning in practice.7 ulæste / 7Anager, januar 2012
Banning/Burning and exercise in futility49 ulæste / 49JimThomson, december 2011
Banned Books Week 2011 -- 9/24-10/18 ulæste / 8theapparatus, september 2011
Chris Crutcher6 ulæste / 6DragonFreak, maj 2011
Mark Twain in the News -- Again2 ulæste / 2rreis, januar 2011
Brave New World Challenged in Seattle5 ulæste / 5lilithcat, november 2010
Would you censor your own child's reading?100 ulæste / 100Jesse_wiedinmyer, oktober 2010
Banned Books Week 201012 ulæste / 12kgriffith, oktober 2010
Pentagon Burns first run of controversial memoir15 ulæste / 15reading_fox, september 2010
Any idea how many you've read?60 ulæste / 60knfmn, august 2010
A Locker-Library of Banned Books11 ulæste / 11knfmn, juli 2010
Obscenity v Pornography25 ulæste / 25bookmonk8888, juni 2010
Bone Ban2 ulæste / 2lilithcat, april 2010
Toddler Book Banned in Texas5 ulæste / 5ZoharLaor, februar 2010
Merriam Webster's 10th edition to be banned10 ulæste / 10bardsfingertips, februar 2010
You are dictator. What will you ban?49 ulæste / 49Booksloth, januar 2010
Which book would you pick?35 ulæste / 35brownellk, oktober 2009
Librarian's Response5 ulæste / 5lilithcat, oktober 2009
School Librarian in Norman, OK2 ulæste / 2jennieg, oktober 2009
Challenge (Banning) Map2 ulæste / 2clamairy, september 2009
Sensitivity - The New Banning?9 ulæste / 9stephmo, september 2009
Banned Book a week1 ulæst / 1yogajan, september 2009
did reading a banned book ever corrupt you?66 ulæste / 66CliffordDorset, september 2009
Banned Books vs. Required Reading47 ulæste / 47Amtep, august 2009
Child-torture stories: protected by 1st amendment?28 ulæste / 28skoobdo, juli 2009
ALA's 2008 Most Frequently Challenged Books5 ulæste / 5PhoenixTerran, juli 2009
This Year's Banned and Challenged Books46 ulæste / 46TLCrawford, juni 2009
I just can't imagine...22 ulæste / 22Irieisa, juni 2009
Banned Book Week11 ulæste / 11EKAnderson, juni 2009
When quilts go bad: Jo Ann's Fabric bans quilting magazine!12 ulæste / 12Karen5Lund, maj 2009
Is this child-safety law censorship?34 ulæste / 34FicusFan, april 2009
October 3 Washington Post Article22 ulæste / 22drbubbles, oktober 2008
Banned and Challenged Books LT Library123 ulæste / 123IaaS, oktober 2008
Don't want to get political.86 ulæste / 86MerryMary, oktober 2008
Banned Books Week10 ulæste / 10Karen5Lund, september 2008
Burning The Grapes of Wrath9 ulæste / 9Michael_P, september 2008
What?! A bookstore that exists JUST to ban books? (Cross posted from Green Dragon via Happy Heathens19 ulæste / 19stephmo, september 2008
ALA News -- book banning crazies72 ulæste / 72PortiaLong, september 2008
Reasons24 ulæste / 24Whatnot, august 2008
Beijing bans scary stories to protect young9 ulæste / 9twacorbies, august 2008
English PEN launches new wiki site on world literature & free speech...1 ulæst / 1deliriumslibrarian, august 2008
Joann Sfar3 ulæste / 3PhoenixTerran, august 2008
Backdoor attempt at censorship in Indiana13 ulæste / 13inkdrinker, juli 2008
The Happy Endings Foundation22 ulæste / 22MerryMary, juli 2008
Would my book be banned? What do you think?4 ulæste / 4RobinReardon, juni 2008
Book Listers of the World UNITE!1 ulæst / 1thekoolaidmom, juni 2008
Anastasia Krupnik? Really?6 ulæste / 6saraslibrary, juni 2008
what should they ban(or what do you just plain hate)1 ulæst / 1NobodysGirl, april 2008
Oh, the irony...122 ulæste / 122Karen5Lund, februar 2008
Banned Books Week Not Necessary?16 ulæste / 16OldSarge, december 2007
Old news I guess, but about Dark Horse Comics cancelling Gor...9 ulæste / 9jseger9000, november 2007
A book with the the group theme6 ulæste / 6jseger9000, november 2007
McCarthyism9 ulæste / 9nickhoonaloon, oktober 2007
Holy Scripture4 ulæste / 4EncompassedRunner, juli 2007
Take the "Banned Book Challenge"3 ulæste / 3Kushana, juni 2007
I need more money4 ulæste / 4nohrt4me, juni 2007
Check this out21 ulæste / 21quicksylver_btg, maj 2007
What Castro Won't Let His People Read2 ulæste / 2bookishbunny, februar 2007
Cool stuff at the ALA store4 ulæste / 4Dydo, oktober 2006
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