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Banned Book Week: September 23 - September 29, 2018

What is Banned Books Week? 

According to the American Library Association, Banned Books Week "brings together the entire book community — librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types — in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.

The books featured during Banned Books Week have all been targeted with removal or restricted in libraries and schools. By focusing on efforts across the country to remove or restrict access to books, Banned Books Week draws national attention to the harms of censorship."

For more information about Banned Books Week, visit the American Library Association here.

Borrow a Banned Book
at Clarkson 

Interested in reading a banned book? Check out one of these books from Clarkson University Libraries!

List of banned books and the reason for banning or challenging obtained from the American Library Association.

Available through Clarkson University as an e-book, challenged and banned in some school districts for discussing suicide. 

Challenged and banned in schools for sexual violence and the potential to lead to terrorism. 

Challenged or banned for gambling, offensive language, political viewpoint, offensive content and graphic depictions.

Challenged or ban for sexually explicit content and controversial issues. 

Challenged or banned for offensive language and sexually explicit content.

Challenged or banned for offensive language and sexually explicit content.

Challenged or banned for religious viewpoint. 

Challenged or banned for occult and Satanic content. 

Resources on Censorship

Web Resources


Banned Books Week

Banned Books Map

Used the + symbol to zoom in to look at the challenges in your area. Click on a blue balloon for specific information on a challenge. 

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