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Banned Books Week: Challenged Books

Resources for Banned Books Week: September 24 - 30, 2017

Challenged Books

Notable Quotes

Banned Books

"If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all."

-- Noam Chomsky


"Restriction of free thought and free speech is the most dangerous of all subversions. It is the one un-American act that could most easily defeat us."

--Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas

"About Banned & Challenged Books", American Library Association, December 10, 2012. (Accessed July 25, 2015)


Intellectual Freedom

Among the top ten challenged books: 2016

"The ALA's Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) receives reports from libraries, schools, and the media on attempts to ban books in communities across the country.

We compile lists of challenged books in order to inform the public about censorship efforts that affect libraries and schools." - ALA, Frequently Challenged Books

In the top 10: The following titles from the top Ten 2016 Most Challenged Books list are part of AU Library's juvenile collection.