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Banned Books Week 2018

       

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Censorship

The American Library Association promotes the freedom to choose or the freedom to express one's opinions even if that opinion might be considered unorthodox or unpopular and stresses the importance of ensuring the availability of those viewpoints to all who wish to read them.

2016 Top Ten Most Challenged

Infographic: Top ten chammenged books of 2017 - links to larger version

Top Ten Most Challenged Books from Previous Years

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ProCon.org: Banned Books Top 3 Pros and Cons

Censorship is broader than books | Office of Intellectual Freedom

What is Banned Books Week?

Banned Books Week was first organized in 1982 to celebrate the freedom to read.  Banned Books Week is sponsored by the American Booksellers Association, American Library Association, Association of American Publishers, and other organizations.

Banned Books Week provides an opportunity to talk about issues related to censorship and the freedom to access materials from varying perspectives.

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Where, When, Why Were They Censored?

Use these sources to discover where, when and why books were banned or challenged.

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January 21, 2019

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Read a Banned Book

Find these books, and many more, in the MCC Library.

Where do most challenges take place | Office of Intellectual Freedom (OIF)

Censorship: where do challenges take place? (graphic)