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Banned Books Information and Events

Contains information about censorship, 2023 Banned Books Week events, and the Freedom to Read essay competition

Banned Books Week: October 1st-7th






What is Banned Books Week @ Cal State LA?

The Cal State LA Library and the English Department co-host a celebration of Banned Books Week to stimulate conversation and critical thinking about censorship.

Visit the "Events and Essay Competition" page for more about a $gift card prize.

"Banned Books Week spotlights current and historical attempts to censor books in libraries and schools. It brings together the entire book community — librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types — in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular." - American Library Association

Contact Info

If you have any questions about Banned Books Week, such as events or research resources, please contact:

  • Dr. Sarah Minslow, Professor of Children's and Young Adult Literature, at 
  • Jennifer Masunaga, Humanities Librarian, at
John F. Kennedy Memorial Library
California State University, Los Angeles
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90032-8300