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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PinnedStand Against Book Bans5 lukematonta / 5aspirit, lokakuuta 2022
School library removes all books before 20083 lukematonta / 3lesmel, syyskuu 13
Salman Rushdie and The Satanic Verses15 lukematonta / 15Cecrow, elokuu 24
What is Social Credit and is it Censorship?7 lukematonta / 7Cecrow, elokuu 22
Illinois bans book bans3 lukematonta / 3lilithcat, kesäkuu 13
'A Utah parent says the Bible contains porn and should be removed from school libraries'12 lukematonta / 12aspirit, kesäkuu 10
Florida Book Censorship46 lukematonta / 46Cecrow, toukokuu 25
Target Bullied into Removing Books from Stores2 lukematonta / 2pnppl, toukokuu 24
Scholastic makes book offer contingent on censoring mention of racism3 lukematonta / 3muumi, toukokuu 10
A Washington Library Offers Teens and YAs in the USA 'Books UnBanned'2 lukematonta / 2Cecrow, toukokuu 5
News Headlines141 lukematonta / 141Cecrow, toukokuu 1
Venting About Censorship2 lukematonta / 2Cecrow, huhtikuu 21
Libraries in political crosshairs1 lukematon / 1Cecrow, huhtikuu 21
'Texas county weighs closing local library after federal judge orders banned books returned to circulation'2 lukematonta / 2aspirit, huhtikuu 13
Scrooge McDuck Stories4 lukematonta / 4aspirit, helmikuu 24
Roald Dahl's children's books; Once banned, now bastardized5 lukematonta / 5supercell, helmikuu 23
Group Maintenance2 lukematonta / 2aspirit, marraskuu 2022
Is this child-safety law censorship?35 lukematonta / 35aspirit, marraskuu 2022
Arrest for Sharing a Book?7 lukematonta / 7aspirit, lokakuuta 2022
Banned Books Week 20228 lukematonta / 8aspirit, syyskuu 2022
Banned LGBT+ books7 lukematonta / 7aspirit, syyskuu 2022
A New York Library Offers Teens+ in the USA Free 'Books UnBanned'4 lukematonta / 4aspirit, syyskuu 2022
Banning religions' holy books4 lukematonta / 4aspirit, elokuu 2022
LibraryThing List2 lukematonta / 2aspirit, heinäkuu 2022
Margaret Atwood2 lukematonta / 2lorax, toukokuu 2022
The irony of Banned Books Week5 lukematonta / 5elenchus, toukokuu 2022
Challenged & Banned Comics2 lukematonta / 2aspirit, toukokuu 2022
Banned Books Week 20217 lukematonta / 7aspirit, huhtikuu 2022
Roderick Hunt, The Blue Eye1 lukematon / 1Cynfelyn, huhtikuu 2022
Quest to Read Banned Books4 lukematonta / 4aspirit, huhtikuu 2022
Women's History Month1 lukematon / 1aspirit, maaliskuu 2022
Sitewide Reading Event: Maus by Art Spiegelman1 lukematon / 1aspirit, tammikuu 2022
Statements on Book Censorship1 lukematon / 1aspirit, joulukuu 2021
Coalition Links and Other Miscellany4 lukematonta / 4aspirit, kesäkuu 2021
Banned Books Week 20204 lukematonta / 4aspirit, huhtikuu 2021
This one time I read...2 lukematonta / 2aspirit, tammikuu 2021
Group Announcement and Notes5 lukematonta / 5aspirit, tammikuu 2021
Library Closures13 lukematonta / 13margaretbartley, marraskuu 2020
Banned by Amazon7 lukematonta / 7margaretbartley, elokuu 2020
Proposed Book Banning Bill in Missouri Could Imprison Librarians6 lukematonta / 6lorax, tammikuu 2020
Banned Books Week 20191 lukematon / 1aspirit, syyskuu 2019
Kansas DOC's Banned Book List2 lukematonta / 2aspirit, kesäkuu 2019
Barcelona school removes 200 sexist children's books3 lukematonta / 3cpg, huhtikuu 2019
Whaaat?30 lukematonta / 30aspirit, maaliskuu 2019
George Orwell's classic novel 19842 lukematonta / 2jojoasdwer123, tammikuu 2019
Banned Books Week: In 201710 lukematonta / 10elenchus, tammikuu 2019
Why was Bridge to Terrebithia banned?14 lukematonta / 14jojoasdwer123, tammikuu 2019
link to the ALA site in the group intro is invalid2 lukematonta / 2lilithcat, lokakuuta 2018
Kathy Acker’s Blood and Guts in High School, Plus Two4 lukematonta / 4LolaWalser, syyskuu 2018
Banned Books Week 2018: September 23 - 291 lukematon / 1Karen5Lund, syyskuu 2018
Banned Books Week - 20161 lukematon / 1varielle, syyskuu 2016
Mein Kampf11 lukematonta / 11MaureenRoy, kesäkuu 2015
Banned Books Week 2014 : September 21 - 2723 lukematonta / 23lquilter, lokakuuta 2014
How many have?85 lukematonta / 85mamzel, syyskuu 2014
Banning people in the library46 lukematonta / 46weener, lokakuuta 2013
Banned Books Week 2012 (Sept 30- Oct 6) ReadaThing?16 lukematonta / 16Ameise1, lokakuuta 2012
The satanic verses8 lukematonta / 8LucindaLibri, lokakuuta 2012
Banned Books Month 20124 lukematonta / 4LucindaLibri, lokakuuta 2012
Famous Authors’ Funniest Responses to Their Books Being Banned2 lukematonta / 2Sandydog1, lokakuuta 2012
what should be banned,censored,frowned upon by society,ect.?60 lukematonta / 60LolaWalser, elokuu 2012
Rohinton Mistry3 lukematonta / 3LucindaLibri, heinäkuu 2012
"My Brother Sam is Dead"1 lukematon / 1Kaylasreads, toukokuu 2012
The Golden Compass challenges?11 lukematonta / 11sweeter, maaliskuu 2012
Educational tools "When the Censor Comes"1 lukematon / 1Nickelini, maaliskuu 2012
Book banning in practice.7 lukematonta / 7Anager, tammikuu 2012
Banning/Burning and exercise in futility49 lukematonta / 49JimThomson, joulukuu 2011
Banned Books Week 2011 -- 9/24-10/18 lukematonta / 8theapparatus, syyskuu 2011
Chris Crutcher6 lukematonta / 6DragonFreak, toukokuu 2011
Mark Twain in the News -- Again2 lukematonta / 2rreis, tammikuu 2011
Brave New World Challenged in Seattle5 lukematonta / 5lilithcat, marraskuu 2010
Would you censor your own child's reading?100 lukematonta / 100Jesse_wiedinmyer, lokakuuta 2010
Banned Books Week 201012 lukematonta / 12kgriffith, lokakuuta 2010
Pentagon Burns first run of controversial memoir15 lukematonta / 15reading_fox, syyskuu 2010
Any idea how many you've read?60 lukematonta / 60knfmn, elokuu 2010
A Locker-Library of Banned Books11 lukematonta / 11knfmn, heinäkuu 2010
Obscenity v Pornography25 lukematonta / 25bookmonk8888, kesäkuu 2010
Bone Ban2 lukematonta / 2lilithcat, huhtikuu 2010
Toddler Book Banned in Texas5 lukematonta / 5ZoharLaor, helmikuu 2010
Merriam Webster's 10th edition to be banned10 lukematonta / 10bardsfingertips, helmikuu 2010
You are dictator. What will you ban?49 lukematonta / 49Booksloth, tammikuu 2010
Which book would you pick?35 lukematonta / 35brownellk, lokakuuta 2009
Librarian's Response5 lukematonta / 5lilithcat, lokakuuta 2009
School Librarian in Norman, OK2 lukematonta / 2jennieg, lokakuuta 2009
Challenge (Banning) Map2 lukematonta / 2clamairy, syyskuu 2009
Sensitivity - The New Banning?9 lukematonta / 9stephmo, syyskuu 2009
Banned Book a week1 lukematon / 1yogajan, syyskuu 2009
did reading a banned book ever corrupt you?66 lukematonta / 66CliffordDorset, syyskuu 2009
Banned Books vs. Required Reading47 lukematonta / 47Amtep, elokuu 2009
Child-torture stories: protected by 1st amendment?28 lukematonta / 28skoobdo, heinäkuu 2009
ALA's 2008 Most Frequently Challenged Books5 lukematonta / 5PhoenixTerran, heinäkuu 2009
This Year's Banned and Challenged Books46 lukematonta / 46TLCrawford, kesäkuu 2009
I just can't imagine...22 lukematonta / 22Irieisa, kesäkuu 2009
Banned Book Week11 lukematonta / 11EKAnderson, kesäkuu 2009
When quilts go bad: Jo Ann's Fabric bans quilting magazine!12 lukematonta / 12Karen5Lund, toukokuu 2009
October 3 Washington Post Article22 lukematonta / 22drbubbles, lokakuuta 2008
Banned and Challenged Books LT Library123 lukematonta / 123IaaS, lokakuuta 2008
Don't want to get political.86 lukematonta / 86MerryMary, lokakuuta 2008
Banned Books Week10 lukematonta / 10Karen5Lund, syyskuu 2008
Burning The Grapes of Wrath9 lukematonta / 9Michael_P, syyskuu 2008
What?! A bookstore that exists JUST to ban books? (Cross posted from Green Dragon via Happy Heathens19 lukematonta / 19stephmo, syyskuu 2008
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