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Censorship is a Dead End


Banned Books Week (BBW) is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read and the importance of the First Amendment. Held during the last week of September, BBW highlights the benefits of free and open access to information while drawing attention to the harms of censorship by spotlighting actual or attempted bannings of books across the United States.

Intellectual freedom - the freedom to access information and express ideas, even if the information and ideas might be considered unorthodox or unpopular - provides the foundation for Banned Books Week. BBW stresses the importance of ensuring the availability of unorthodox or unpopular viewpoints for all who wish to read and access them. 



Banned Books Week official website

Website that has author interviews, book lists, and much more related to Banned Book Week.

100 most frequently challenged books by decade

Most frequently challenged books in the United States by decade.

Note that these are just books that have been reported.

List of books banned by governments

List of books banned by governments

"Against Banned Books (Please Spread This Pic & The Text)" by florian.b is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0

Banned & Challenged Books Field Report

In depth look at reasons why some books were challenged.

Comic Book Legal Defense Fund


Website that focuses on sequential art (graphic novels, comics, etc.) that have been challenged or banned

Top 10 Most Challenged Books Lists

Top 10 Most Challenged Books By Year

Click here for Top 10 Libros más Censurados de 2019

Thanks to Mariela Siegert for this guide!