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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News Headlines7 non-lus / 7aspirit, Dimanche 11:04pm
Banned Books Week 20204 non-lus / 4aspirit, Avril 20
Banned Books Week 20212 non-lus / 2aspirit, Avril 20
This one time I read...2 non-lus / 2aspirit, Janvier 27
Group Announcement and Notes5 non-lus / 5aspirit, Janvier 27
Library Closures13 non-lus / 13margaretbartley, Novembre 2020
Library Closures2 non-lus / 2MarthaJeanne, Septembre 2020
Challenged & Banned Comics1 non-lu / 1aspirit, Août 2020
Banned by Amazon7 non-lus / 7margaretbartley, Août 2020
Proposed Book Banning Bill in Missouri Could Imprison Librarians6 non-lus / 6lorax, Janvier 2020
Banned Books Week 20191 non-lu / 1aspirit, Septembre 2019
Kansas DOC's Banned Book List2 non-lus / 2aspirit, Juin 2019
Barcelona school removes 200 sexist children's books3 non-lus / 3cpg, Avril 2019
Whaaat?30 non-lus / 30aspirit, Mars 2019
George Orwell's classic novel 19842 non-lus / 2jojoasdwer123, Janvier 2019
Banned Books Week: In 201710 non-lus / 10elenchus, Janvier 2019
Why was Bridge to Terrebithia banned?14 non-lus / 14jojoasdwer123, Janvier 2019
link to the ALA site in the group intro is invalid2 non-lus / 2lilithcat, Octobre 2018
Kathy Acker’s Blood and Guts in High School, Plus Two4 non-lus / 4LolaWalser, Septembre 2018
Banned Books Week 2018: September 23 - 291 non-lu / 1Karen5Lund, Septembre 2018
Banned Books Week - 20161 non-lu / 1varielle, Septembre 2016
Mein Kampf11 non-lus / 11MaureenRoy, Juin 2015
Banned Books Week 2014 : September 21 - 2723 non-lus / 23lquilter, Octobre 2014
How many have?85 non-lus / 85mamzel, Septembre 2014
Banning people in the library46 non-lus / 46weener, Octobre 2013
Banned Books Week 2012 (Sept 30- Oct 6) ReadaThing?16 non-lus / 16Ameise1, Octobre 2012
The satanic verses8 non-lus / 8LucindaLibri, Octobre 2012
Banned Books Month 20124 non-lus / 4LucindaLibri, Octobre 2012
Famous Authors’ Funniest Responses to Their Books Being Banned2 non-lus / 2Sandydog1, Octobre 2012
what should be banned,censored,frowned upon by society,ect.?60 non-lus / 60LolaWalser, Août 2012
Rohinton Mistry3 non-lus / 3LucindaLibri, Juillet 2012
"My Brother Sam is Dead"1 non-lu / 1Kaylasreads, Mai 2012
The Golden Compass challenges?11 non-lus / 11sweeter, Mars 2012
Educational tools "When the Censor Comes"1 non-lu / 1Nickelini, Mars 2012
Book banning in practice.7 non-lus / 7Anager, Janvier 2012
Banning/Burning and exercise in futility49 non-lus / 49JimThomson, Décembre 2011
Banned Books Week 2011 -- 9/24-10/18 non-lus / 8theapparatus, Septembre 2011
Chris Crutcher6 non-lus / 6DragonFreak, Mai 2011
Mark Twain in the News -- Again2 non-lus / 2rreis, Janvier 2011
Brave New World Challenged in Seattle5 non-lus / 5lilithcat, Novembre 2010
Would you censor your own child's reading?100 non-lus / 100Jesse_wiedinmyer, Octobre 2010
Banned Books Week 201012 non-lus / 12kgriffith, Octobre 2010
Pentagon Burns first run of controversial memoir15 non-lus / 15reading_fox, Septembre 2010
Any idea how many you've read?60 non-lus / 60knfmn, Août 2010
A Locker-Library of Banned Books11 non-lus / 11knfmn, Juillet 2010
Obscenity v Pornography25 non-lus / 25bookmonk8888, Juin 2010
Bone Ban2 non-lus / 2lilithcat, Avril 2010
Toddler Book Banned in Texas5 non-lus / 5ZoharLaor, Février 2010
Merriam Webster's 10th edition to be banned10 non-lus / 10bardsfingertips, Février 2010
You are dictator. What will you ban?49 non-lus / 49Booksloth, Janvier 2010
Which book would you pick?35 non-lus / 35brownellk, Octobre 2009
Librarian's Response5 non-lus / 5lilithcat, Octobre 2009
School Librarian in Norman, OK2 non-lus / 2jennieg, Octobre 2009
Challenge (Banning) Map2 non-lus / 2clamairy, Septembre 2009
Sensitivity - The New Banning?9 non-lus / 9stephmo, Septembre 2009
Banned Book a week1 non-lu / 1yogajan, Septembre 2009
did reading a banned book ever corrupt you?66 non-lus / 66CliffordDorset, Septembre 2009
Banned Books vs. Required Reading47 non-lus / 47Amtep, Août 2009
Child-torture stories: protected by 1st amendment?28 non-lus / 28skoobdo, Juillet 2009
ALA's 2008 Most Frequently Challenged Books5 non-lus / 5PhoenixTerran, Juillet 2009
This Year's Banned and Challenged Books46 non-lus / 46TLCrawford, Juin 2009
I just can't imagine...22 non-lus / 22Irieisa, Juin 2009
Banned Book Week11 non-lus / 11EKAnderson, Juin 2009
When quilts go bad: Jo Ann's Fabric bans quilting magazine!12 non-lus / 12Karen5Lund, Mai 2009
Is this child-safety law censorship?34 non-lus / 34FicusFan, Avril 2009
October 3 Washington Post Article22 non-lus / 22drbubbles, Octobre 2008
Banned and Challenged Books LT Library123 non-lus / 123IaaS, Octobre 2008
Don't want to get political.86 non-lus / 86MerryMary, Octobre 2008
Banned Books Week10 non-lus / 10Karen5Lund, Septembre 2008
Burning The Grapes of Wrath9 non-lus / 9Michael_P, Septembre 2008
What?! A bookstore that exists JUST to ban books? (Cross posted from Green Dragon via Happy Heathens19 non-lus / 19stephmo, Septembre 2008
ALA News -- book banning crazies72 non-lus / 72PortiaLong, Septembre 2008
Reasons24 non-lus / 24Whatnot, Août 2008
Beijing bans scary stories to protect young9 non-lus / 9twacorbies, Août 2008
English PEN launches new wiki site on world literature & free speech...1 non-lu / 1deliriumslibrarian, Août 2008
Joann Sfar3 non-lus / 3PhoenixTerran, Août 2008
Backdoor attempt at censorship in Indiana13 non-lus / 13inkdrinker, Juillet 2008
The Happy Endings Foundation22 non-lus / 22MerryMary, Juillet 2008
Would my book be banned? What do you think?4 non-lus / 4RobinReardon, Juin 2008
Book Listers of the World UNITE!1 non-lu / 1thekoolaidmom, Juin 2008
Anastasia Krupnik? Really?6 non-lus / 6saraslibrary, Juin 2008
what should they ban(or what do you just plain hate)1 non-lu / 1NobodysGirl, Avril 2008
Oh, the irony...122 non-lus / 122Karen5Lund, Février 2008
Banned Books Week Not Necessary?16 non-lus / 16OldSarge, Décembre 2007
Old news I guess, but about Dark Horse Comics cancelling Gor...9 non-lus / 9jseger9000, Novembre 2007
A book with the the group theme6 non-lus / 6jseger9000, Novembre 2007
McCarthyism9 non-lus / 9nickhoonaloon, Octobre 2007
Holy Scripture4 non-lus / 4EncompassedRunner, Juillet 2007
Take the "Banned Book Challenge"3 non-lus / 3Kushana, Juin 2007
I need more money4 non-lus / 4nohrt4me, Juin 2007
Check this out21 non-lus / 21quicksylver_btg, Mai 2007
What Castro Won't Let His People Read2 non-lus / 2bookishbunny, Février 2007
Cool stuff at the ALA store4 non-lus / 4Dydo, Octobre 2006
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