Banned Books

A group to discuss banned or challenged books and related topics such as censorship, intellectual freedom, privacy issues within publishing, etc. Please keep discussion respectful and open to the opinions of others (which may not be the same as your own.)

We will focus each year on Banned Books Week, an annual USA-based celebration in September and October.

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.”First Amendment of the Bill of Rights to the United States Constitution

“Intellectual Freedom is the right of every individual to both seek and receive information from all points of view without restriction. It provides for free access to all expressions of ideas through which any and all sides of a question, cause or movement may be explored. Intellectual freedom encompasses the freedom to hold, receive and disseminate ideas.”ALA Intellectual Freedom and Censorship Q & A

“Libraries should challenge censorship in the fulfillment of their responsibility to provide information and enlightenment.”—Article 3, ALA Library Bill of Rights

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Statements on Book Censorship1 oläst / 1aspirit, fredag 6:52pm
News Headlines27 olästa / 27aspirit, oktober 3
LibraryThing List1 oläst / 1aspirit, september 27
Banned Books Week 20216 olästa / 6aspirit, september 14
Coalition Links and Other Miscellany4 olästa / 4aspirit, juni 24
Banned Books Week 20204 olästa / 4aspirit, april 20
This one time I read...2 olästa / 2aspirit, januari 27
Group Announcement and Notes5 olästa / 5aspirit, januari 27
Library Closures13 olästa / 13margaretbartley, november 2020
Challenged & Banned Comics1 oläst / 1aspirit, augusti 2020
Banned by Amazon7 olästa / 7margaretbartley, augusti 2020
Proposed Book Banning Bill in Missouri Could Imprison Librarians6 olästa / 6lorax, januari 2020
Banned Books Week 20191 oläst / 1aspirit, september 2019
Kansas DOC's Banned Book List2 olästa / 2aspirit, juni 2019
Barcelona school removes 200 sexist children's books3 olästa / 3cpg, april 2019
Whaaat?30 olästa / 30aspirit, mars 2019
George Orwell's classic novel 19842 olästa / 2jojoasdwer123, januari 2019
Banned Books Week: In 201710 olästa / 10elenchus, januari 2019
Why was Bridge to Terrebithia banned?14 olästa / 14jojoasdwer123, januari 2019
link to the ALA site in the group intro is invalid2 olästa / 2lilithcat, oktober 2018
Kathy Acker’s Blood and Guts in High School, Plus Two4 olästa / 4LolaWalser, september 2018
Banned Books Week 2018: September 23 - 291 oläst / 1Karen5Lund, september 2018
Banned Books Week - 20161 oläst / 1varielle, september 2016
Mein Kampf11 olästa / 11MaureenRoy, juni 2015
Banned Books Week 2014 : September 21 - 2723 olästa / 23lquilter, oktober 2014
How many have?85 olästa / 85mamzel, september 2014
Banning people in the library46 olästa / 46weener, oktober 2013
Banned Books Week 2012 (Sept 30- Oct 6) ReadaThing?16 olästa / 16Ameise1, oktober 2012
The satanic verses8 olästa / 8LucindaLibri, oktober 2012
Banned Books Month 20124 olästa / 4LucindaLibri, oktober 2012
Famous Authors’ Funniest Responses to Their Books Being Banned2 olästa / 2Sandydog1, oktober 2012
what should be banned,censored,frowned upon by society,ect.?60 olästa / 60LolaWalser, augusti 2012
Rohinton Mistry3 olästa / 3LucindaLibri, juli 2012
"My Brother Sam is Dead"1 oläst / 1Kaylasreads, maj 2012
The Golden Compass challenges?11 olästa / 11sweeter, mars 2012
Educational tools "When the Censor Comes"1 oläst / 1Nickelini, mars 2012
Book banning in practice.7 olästa / 7Anager, januari 2012
Banning/Burning and exercise in futility49 olästa / 49JimThomson, december 2011
Banned Books Week 2011 -- 9/24-10/18 olästa / 8theapparatus, september 2011
Chris Crutcher6 olästa / 6DragonFreak, maj 2011
Mark Twain in the News -- Again2 olästa / 2rreis, januari 2011
Brave New World Challenged in Seattle5 olästa / 5lilithcat, november 2010
Would you censor your own child's reading?100 olästa / 100Jesse_wiedinmyer, oktober 2010
Banned Books Week 201012 olästa / 12kgriffith, oktober 2010
Pentagon Burns first run of controversial memoir15 olästa / 15reading_fox, september 2010
Any idea how many you've read?60 olästa / 60knfmn, augusti 2010
A Locker-Library of Banned Books11 olästa / 11knfmn, juli 2010
Obscenity v Pornography25 olästa / 25bookmonk8888, juni 2010
Bone Ban2 olästa / 2lilithcat, april 2010
Toddler Book Banned in Texas5 olästa / 5ZoharLaor, februari 2010
Merriam Webster's 10th edition to be banned10 olästa / 10bardsfingertips, februari 2010
You are dictator. What will you ban?49 olästa / 49Booksloth, januari 2010
Which book would you pick?35 olästa / 35brownellk, oktober 2009
Librarian's Response5 olästa / 5lilithcat, oktober 2009
School Librarian in Norman, OK2 olästa / 2jennieg, oktober 2009
Challenge (Banning) Map2 olästa / 2clamairy, september 2009
Sensitivity - The New Banning?9 olästa / 9stephmo, september 2009
Banned Book a week1 oläst / 1yogajan, september 2009
did reading a banned book ever corrupt you?66 olästa / 66CliffordDorset, september 2009
Banned Books vs. Required Reading47 olästa / 47Amtep, augusti 2009
Child-torture stories: protected by 1st amendment?28 olästa / 28skoobdo, juli 2009
ALA's 2008 Most Frequently Challenged Books5 olästa / 5PhoenixTerran, juli 2009
This Year's Banned and Challenged Books46 olästa / 46TLCrawford, juni 2009
I just can't imagine...22 olästa / 22Irieisa, juni 2009
Banned Book Week11 olästa / 11EKAnderson, juni 2009
When quilts go bad: Jo Ann's Fabric bans quilting magazine!12 olästa / 12Karen5Lund, maj 2009
Is this child-safety law censorship?34 olästa / 34FicusFan, april 2009
October 3 Washington Post Article22 olästa / 22drbubbles, oktober 2008
Banned and Challenged Books LT Library123 olästa / 123IaaS, oktober 2008
Don't want to get political.86 olästa / 86MerryMary, oktober 2008
Banned Books Week10 olästa / 10Karen5Lund, september 2008
Burning The Grapes of Wrath9 olästa / 9Michael_P, september 2008
What?! A bookstore that exists JUST to ban books? (Cross posted from Green Dragon via Happy Heathens19 olästa / 19stephmo, september 2008
ALA News -- book banning crazies72 olästa / 72PortiaLong, september 2008
Reasons24 olästa / 24Whatnot, augusti 2008
Beijing bans scary stories to protect young9 olästa / 9twacorbies, augusti 2008
English PEN launches new wiki site on world literature & free speech...1 oläst / 1deliriumslibrarian, augusti 2008
Joann Sfar3 olästa / 3PhoenixTerran, augusti 2008
Backdoor attempt at censorship in Indiana13 olästa / 13inkdrinker, juli 2008
The Happy Endings Foundation22 olästa / 22MerryMary, juli 2008
Would my book be banned? What do you think?4 olästa / 4RobinReardon, juni 2008
Book Listers of the World UNITE!1 oläst / 1thekoolaidmom, juni 2008
Anastasia Krupnik? Really?6 olästa / 6saraslibrary, juni 2008
what should they ban(or what do you just plain hate)1 oläst / 1NobodysGirl, april 2008
Oh, the irony...122 olästa / 122Karen5Lund, februari 2008
Banned Books Week Not Necessary?16 olästa / 16OldSarge, december 2007
Old news I guess, but about Dark Horse Comics cancelling Gor...9 olästa / 9jseger9000, november 2007
A book with the the group theme6 olästa / 6jseger9000, november 2007
McCarthyism9 olästa / 9nickhoonaloon, oktober 2007
Holy Scripture4 olästa / 4EncompassedRunner, juli 2007
Take the "Banned Book Challenge"3 olästa / 3Kushana, juni 2007
I need more money4 olästa / 4nohrt4me, juni 2007
Check this out21 olästa / 21quicksylver_btg, maj 2007
What Castro Won't Let His People Read2 olästa / 2bookishbunny, februari 2007
Cool stuff at the ALA store4 olästa / 4Dydo, oktober 2006
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