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Banned Books

A source of information about books that have been banned or challenged throughout the United States.

Banned Books Week

Banned Books Week is an annual event, that celebrates the freedom to read with the purpose of placing the spotlight on the harms of censorship. This annual event is celebrated by librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers.

The books that are featured during Banned Books Week have all been targeted for removal or restriction in libraries and schools by individuals or groups that objected to the book being made available. In majority of cases those that were challenged remained available, this is part of what is celebrated during Banned Books Week


Banned Books Week 2024


The theme for Banned Books Week 2024 (September 22-28) is "Freed Between the Lines." We can find freedom in the pages of a book - but book bans and censorship threaten that freedom, along with many other rights and institutions. During Banned Books Week 2024 and beyond, let's share our love of the right to read and the freedom found in books. Let's be Freed Between the Lines!