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What Should I Read? (Reader's Advisory)


banned books

"A challenge is an attempt to remove or restrict materials, based upon the objections of a person or group.

A banning is the removal of those materials. Challenges do not simply involve a person expressing a point of view; rather, they are an attempt to remove material from the curriculum or library, thereby restricting the access of others.

As such, they are a threat to freedom of speech and choice."




The books listed and shown here have been challenged or banned at some point in time, whether at an academic, a public, or a school library.


For more information on banned and challenged books, go to our Banned Books Week research guide.


 Text:"Banned and Challenged Books." American Library Association, ALA, 2018, Accessed 28 Mar. 2018.

Banned/Challenged E-Books

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