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Banned Book Week

7 Reasons Your Favorite Books Were Banned

Maddie Crum | Posted 09.22.2013 | Home

Risqué-averse readers, cover your ears. Sunday marked the beginning of this year's National Banned Books Week, for which libraries and bookstores acr...

Erotic Passage Got This Book Banned

The Huffington Post | Posted 09.23.2013 | Home

Parental complaints concerning an erotic excerpt in Cuban-American author Cristina García’s critically-acclaimed novel “Dreaming in Cuban” has ...

SEE: Library Creates Awesome Trading Cards For Banned Books Week

Posted 10.05.2012 | Home

For Banned Books Week 2012, the Lawrence Public Library in Kansas has created a special series of trading cards of banned books, illustrated by local ...

INFOGRAPHIC: Banned Books Over the Past 30 Years

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski and Chris Spurlock | Posted 10.05.2012 | Home

Literary rebels rejoice! Banned Books Week 2012 is finally here, a time for those censored and chastised to proudly parade even the most blush-worthy ...

Jessica Prois

Beyond Banned Books Week: How You Can Fight For Oppressed Writers

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Prois | Posted 11.30.2011 | Home

After a week of celebrating the liberty to dive into titles like "Lolita" or the "Catcher in the Rye," Banned Books Week comes to a close. Yet there a...

Ten Books About Censorship For Kids & Teens

Rocco Staino | Posted 11.18.2011 | Home
Rocco Staino

To help celebrate Banned Books Week I have compiled a list of 10 books that deal with censorship in various areas.

World's Worst Books Job?

kansascity.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

According to government figures, there are about 7,000 publishing firms in Iran today. Even if only 1,000 of those publishers delivers five books a ye...

'Harry Potter,' 'The Giver,' 'Lolita,' 'Howl'

Dan Wilbur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dan Wilbur

"Lolita," for instance, is now "Likable Rapists." It makes you think that perhaps these new titles are what censors out there really see.

Holocaust Deniers, Pedophiles And Terrorists As Authors

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Last week in The Independent, journalist Boyd Tonkin took a peculiar twist on the notion of "banned books," composing a list of dangerous texts that m...

Banned Books Week 2010

American Library Association | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
American Library Association

15 of the most iconic, popular, and/or celebrated movies of all time -- all of which are based on books that have been banned, formally challenged, or burned.

Banned Books

The New York Times | AMANDA CHRISTY BROWN and HOLLY EPSTEIN OJALVO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Held annually during the last week of September, Banned Books Week highlights the benefits of intellectual freedom and draws attention to the harms of...