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Banned Books: Celebrating the Freedom to Read  

Last Updated: Aug 26, 2015 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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What are Banned Books?

Challenged: a book's contents have been charged as inappropriate - challenges are reported to the American Library Association (ALA) using their Online Challenge Reporting Form

Banned: access to a book has been restricted; readers can no longer access that book at their local school or library

Censorship: the "suppression of ideas and information that certain persons...find objectionable or dangerous" - The First Aid Amendment Kit

Use the Resources tab to learn more about banned and challenged books.


Top 10 Banned/Challenged Books of 2014

    1. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian Sherman Alexie
    2. Persepolis Marjane Satrapi
    3. And Tango Makes Three Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell
    4. The Bluest Eye Toni Morrison
    5. It’s Perfectly Normal Robie Harris
    6. Saga Brian Vaughan and Fiona Staples
    7. The Kite Runner Khaled Hosseini
    8. The Perks of Being a Wallflower Stephen Chbosky
    9. A Stolen Life Jaycee Dugard
    10. Drama Raina Telgemeier

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                      Click here for a list of the Top 100 Banned/Challenged Books from 2000-2009.


                      Challenges by Year and Reason

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