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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FastnålatStand Against Book Bans5 olästa / 5aspirit, oktober 2022
School library removes all books before 20084 olästa / 4Cecrow, oktober 31
Scholastic colludes with book-banners to censor socially liberal content2 olästa / 2clamairy, oktober 21
Banned Book Week 20231 oläst / 1aspirit, oktober 16
A Washington Library Offers Teens and YAs in the USA 'Books UnBanned'3 olästa / 3aspirit, oktober 16
Libraries in political crosshairs2 olästa / 2aspirit, oktober 16
Salman Rushdie and The Satanic Verses15 olästa / 15Cecrow, augusti 24
What is Social Credit and is it Censorship?7 olästa / 7Cecrow, augusti 22
Illinois bans book bans3 olästa / 3lilithcat, juni 13
'A Utah parent says the Bible contains porn and should be removed from school libraries'12 olästa / 12aspirit, juni 10
Florida Book Censorship46 olästa / 46Cecrow, maj 25
Target Bullied into Removing Books from Stores2 olästa / 2pnppl, maj 24
Scholastic makes book offer contingent on censoring mention of racism3 olästa / 3muumi, maj 10
News Headlines141 olästa / 141Cecrow, maj 1
Venting About Censorship2 olästa / 2Cecrow, april 21
'Texas county weighs closing local library after federal judge orders banned books returned to circulation'2 olästa / 2aspirit, april 13
Scrooge McDuck Stories4 olästa / 4aspirit, februari 24
Roald Dahl's children's books; Once banned, now bastardized5 olästa / 5supercell, februari 23
Group Maintenance2 olästa / 2aspirit, november 2022
Is this child-safety law censorship?35 olästa / 35aspirit, november 2022
Arrest for Sharing a Book?7 olästa / 7aspirit, oktober 2022
Banned Books Week 20228 olästa / 8aspirit, september 2022
Banned LGBT+ books7 olästa / 7aspirit, september 2022
A New York Library Offers Teens+ in the USA Free 'Books UnBanned'4 olästa / 4aspirit, september 2022
Banning religions' holy books4 olästa / 4aspirit, augusti 2022
LibraryThing List2 olästa / 2aspirit, juli 2022
Margaret Atwood2 olästa / 2lorax, maj 2022
The irony of Banned Books Week5 olästa / 5elenchus, maj 2022
Challenged & Banned Comics2 olästa / 2aspirit, maj 2022
Banned Books Week 20217 olästa / 7aspirit, april 2022
Roderick Hunt, The Blue Eye1 oläst / 1Cynfelyn, april 2022
Quest to Read Banned Books4 olästa / 4aspirit, april 2022
Women's History Month1 oläst / 1aspirit, mars 2022
Sitewide Reading Event: Maus by Art Spiegelman1 oläst / 1aspirit, januari 2022
Statements on Book Censorship1 oläst / 1aspirit, december 2021
Coalition Links and Other Miscellany4 olästa / 4aspirit, juni 2021
Banned Books Week 20204 olästa / 4aspirit, april 2021
This one time I read...2 olästa / 2aspirit, januari 2021
Group Announcement and Notes5 olästa / 5aspirit, januari 2021
Library Closures13 olästa / 13margaretbartley, november 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
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
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