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ALA: Banned Books Week
- Information and resources on this year's Banned Books Week, from the American Library Association. Includes an overview of the topic of banned and burned books, press kits, a list of the most frequently challenged books, and links.
Banned Books On-Line
- Special exhibit of books that have been the objects of censorship or censorship attempts.
Banned Books Quiz
- Test your knowledge of banned books with this quiz.
Banning Books from the Classroom: How To Handle Cries for Censorship
- This informative article from education World is mainly aimed at teachers, but it is useful for anyone concerned with book banning and censorship in schools. Challenges to school materials are a common occurrence. How should such challenges be handled? How can they be avoided?
- Directory of Web and print censorship resources with detailed descriptions of each link.
Censored: Wielding the Red Pen
- This exhibition from the University of Virginia Libraries includes numerous cover images of censored books, plus thoughtful and informative commentary.
Censorship and Book Burning
- Modest collection of sayings and viewpoints of book burning.
The Censorship Pages -- Information on Censorship of the Written Word
- Articles and links on banned books and censorship. Many links are dead.
The File Room
- Archive of case files pertaining to the censorship and suppression of works and ideas from Socrates to Judy Blume.
Free Expression Policy Project
- A think tank on artistic and intellectual freedom that provides empirical research and policy development on tough censorship issues.
Freedom to Read.ca
- Freedom to Read Week encourages Canadians to think about and reaffirm their commitment to intellectual freedom.
Look Out, Harry Potter: Book Banning Heats Up
- This article from Education World explores the issue of book banning with a special focus on the Rowling's Harry Potter books, and includes a set of resources for establishing procedures in school systems to handle challenges to popular books.
Most Frequently Challenged Books in the US in the early 1990s
- A list of the 50 most frequently challenged titles in schools and public libraries between 1990 and 1992, based on Herbert Foerstel's book, Banned in the U.S.A.
Parents Against Bad Books In Schools
- Information and resources for challenging controversial books in K-12 schools.
United Students Against Book Banning
- A collective of Canadian students fighting censorship.
What Johnny Can't Read: Censorship in American Libraries
- Essay by Suzanne Fisher Staples on censorship in American school libraries.
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