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Banned and Challenged Books

This guide provides an overview and resources related to banned and challenged books.

Banned Books Week

Banned Books Week is an annual event that will be celebrated this year from September 18th to 24th.

Check back for more information in early September 2022.

In the meantime, you can access information about Banned Books Week 2021 here.

ALA has a helpful list of frequently asked question about banned books that can be accessed here.


Banned Books Blog Posts of Interest

From Reading Partners: "The little-known history of banned books in the United States"

From National Council of Teachers of English: "A look back at the history of banned book week"