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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

Challenge or Banned?

“A challenge is an attempt to remove or restrict materials, based upon the objections of a person or group.  

banning is the actual removal of those materials.” (ASU Library)

Top 13 Most Challenged Books of 2022

Other Frequently Banned and Challenged Books

Banned and Challenged Classics

Visit the ALA's Banned and Challenged Classics page for an extensive list of books and the times/events they were banned or challenged.

Banning Statistics



Image that says 90% of all challenged books were part of attempts to ban multiple titles

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