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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ÉpingléStand Against Book Bans5 non-lus / 5aspirit, Octobre 2022
Florida Book Censorship42 non-lus / 42aspirit, Vendredi 11:56am
Scrooge McDuck Stories4 non-lus / 4aspirit, Février 24
Roald Dahl's children's books; Once banned, now bastardized5 non-lus / 5supercell, Février 23
Group Maintenance2 non-lus / 2aspirit, Novembre 2022
Is this child-safety law censorship?35 non-lus / 35aspirit, Novembre 2022
News Headlines139 non-lus / 139aspirit, Novembre 2022
Salman Rushdie and The Satanic Verses10 non-lus / 10aspirit, Octobre 2022
Arrest for Sharing a Book?7 non-lus / 7aspirit, Octobre 2022
Banned Books Week 20228 non-lus / 8aspirit, Septembre 2022
Banned LGBT+ books7 non-lus / 7aspirit, Septembre 2022
What is Social Credit and is it Censorship?5 non-lus / 5elenchus, Septembre 2022
A New York Library Offers Teens+ in the USA Free 'Books UnBanned'4 non-lus / 4aspirit, Septembre 2022
Banning religions' holy books4 non-lus / 4aspirit, Août 2022
LibraryThing List2 non-lus / 2aspirit, Juillet 2022
Margaret Atwood2 non-lus / 2lorax, Mai 2022
The irony of Banned Books Week5 non-lus / 5elenchus, Mai 2022
Venting About Censorship1 non-lu / 1aspirit, Mai 2022
Challenged & Banned Comics2 non-lus / 2aspirit, Mai 2022
Banned Books Week 20217 non-lus / 7aspirit, Avril 2022
Roderick Hunt, The Blue Eye1 non-lu / 1Cynfelyn, Avril 2022
Quest to Read Banned Books4 non-lus / 4aspirit, Avril 2022
Women's History Month1 non-lu / 1aspirit, Mars 2022
Sitewide Reading Event: Maus by Art Spiegelman1 non-lu / 1aspirit, Janvier 2022
Statements on Book Censorship1 non-lu / 1aspirit, Décembre 2021
Coalition Links and Other Miscellany4 non-lus / 4aspirit, Juin 2021
Banned Books Week 20204 non-lus / 4aspirit, Avril 2021
This one time I read...2 non-lus / 2aspirit, Janvier 2021
Group Announcement and Notes5 non-lus / 5aspirit, Janvier 2021
Library Closures13 non-lus / 13margaretbartley, Novembre 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
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
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