Banned Books

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

We will focus each year on Banned Books Week, an annual USA-based celebration in September and October.

“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.”ALA Intellectual Freedom and Censorship Q & A

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

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PinnedStand Against Book Bans5 ulæste / 5aspirit, oktober 2022
What It’s Like to Have Your Book Banned9 ulæste / 9LolaWalser, I går 3:57pm
Georgia GOP Senators Target Public Libraries With New Bill8 ulæste / 8PocheFamily, februar 12
Here we go with the book burning, now2 ulæste / 2PocheFamily, februar 10
School board president sworn in on banned books3 ulæste / 3Karen5Lund, december 8, 2023
School library removes all books before 20084 ulæste / 4Cecrow, oktober 2023
Scholastic colludes with book-banners to censor socially liberal content2 ulæste / 2clamairy, oktober 2023
Banned Book Week 20231 ulæst / 1aspirit, oktober 2023
A Washington Library Offers Teens and YAs in the USA 'Books UnBanned'3 ulæste / 3aspirit, oktober 2023
Libraries in political crosshairs2 ulæste / 2aspirit, oktober 2023
Salman Rushdie and The Satanic Verses15 ulæste / 15Cecrow, august 2023
What is Social Credit and is it Censorship?7 ulæste / 7Cecrow, august 2023
Illinois bans book bans3 ulæste / 3lilithcat, juni 2023
'A Utah parent says the Bible contains porn and should be removed from school libraries'12 ulæste / 12aspirit, juni 2023
Florida Book Censorship46 ulæste / 46Cecrow, maj 2023
Target Bullied into Removing Books from Stores2 ulæste / 2pnppl, maj 2023
Scholastic makes book offer contingent on censoring mention of racism3 ulæste / 3muumi, maj 2023
News Headlines141 ulæste / 141Cecrow, maj 2023
Venting About Censorship2 ulæste / 2Cecrow, april 2023
'Texas county weighs closing local library after federal judge orders banned books returned to circulation'2 ulæste / 2aspirit, april 2023
Scrooge McDuck Stories4 ulæste / 4aspirit, februar 2023
Roald Dahl's children's books; Once banned, now bastardized5 ulæste / 5supercell, februar 2023
Group Maintenance2 ulæste / 2aspirit, november 2022
Is this child-safety law censorship?35 ulæste / 35aspirit, november 2022
Arrest for Sharing a Book?7 ulæste / 7aspirit, oktober 2022
Banned Books Week 20228 ulæste / 8aspirit, september 2022
Banned LGBT+ books7 ulæste / 7aspirit, september 2022
A New York Library Offers Teens+ in the USA Free 'Books UnBanned'4 ulæste / 4aspirit, september 2022
Banning religions' holy books4 ulæste / 4aspirit, august 2022
LibraryThing List2 ulæste / 2aspirit, juli 2022
Margaret Atwood2 ulæste / 2lorax, maj 2022
The irony of Banned Books Week5 ulæste / 5elenchus, maj 2022
Challenged & Banned Comics2 ulæste / 2aspirit, maj 2022
Banned Books Week 20217 ulæste / 7aspirit, april 2022
Roderick Hunt, The Blue Eye1 ulæst / 1Cynfelyn, april 2022
Quest to Read Banned Books4 ulæste / 4aspirit, april 2022
Women's History Month1 ulæst / 1aspirit, marts 2022
Sitewide Reading Event: Maus by Art Spiegelman1 ulæst / 1aspirit, januar 2022
Statements on Book Censorship1 ulæst / 1aspirit, december 2021
Coalition Links and Other Miscellany4 ulæste / 4aspirit, juni 2021
Banned Books Week 20204 ulæste / 4aspirit, april 2021
This one time I read...2 ulæste / 2aspirit, januar 2021
Group Announcement and Notes5 ulæste / 5aspirit, januar 2021
Library Closures13 ulæste / 13margaretbartley, november 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
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