Books and Beyond: The ALA's Office for Intellectual Freedom tracked 1,269 in 2022: Here the breakdown: 82% books, graphic novels, and textbooks; 4% programs and meeting rooms; 6% displays, exhibits; 1% films; 7% Other (which includes filtering, access, databases, magazines, online resources, artwork, social media, music, pamphlets, student publications, reading lists.
"Incorporating neuroscience, psychology, and a sweeping historical view of the cartoon's evolution, The Art of Controversy is a book for all lovers of satire, politics, and the vastly underappreciated and endlessly surprising art form of the political cartoon"
"Challenges or questions regarding the content in children's books are very common, but rarely do they result in book banning. No public or school library is immune to those who want to deny children's access to certain books and materials. Scales has compiled a tool to help librarians, teachers, and young readers become aware of the social issues that are most often at the center of the majority of book challenges for children."
"Every year since 1976, Project Censored, our nation's oldest news-monitoring group--a university-wide project at Sonoma State University founded by Carl Jensen, directed for many years by Peter Phillips, and now under the leadership of Mickey Huff--has produced a Top-25 list of underreported news stories ..."
"The annual yearbook from Project Censored features the year's most underreported news stories, striving to unmask censorship, self-censorship, and propaganda in corporate-controlled media outlets. Featuring the top 25 most underreported stories, as voted by scholars, journalists, and activists across the country and around the world, as well as chapters exploring timely issues from the previous year with more in-depth analysis."
"A vital reminder that the freedom of speech has always been fragile and never enjoyed equally by all, Censored offers lessons from the past to guard against threats to literature in a new political era."
"Film Censorship is a concise overview of Hollywood censorship and efforts to regulate American films. It provides a lean introductory survey of U.S. cinema censorship from the pre-Code years and classic studio system Golden Age--in which film censorship thrived--to contemporary Hollywood."
Compilation of a variety of articles about censorship in Hollywood, censorship during the Cold War, and censorship of individual film stars.
More Than Just Books Are Targeted
Banned Websites Awareness Day
October 4, 2023 is designated as Banned Websites Awareness Day, meant "to raise awareness of the overly restrictive blocking of legitimate, educational websites and academically useful social networking tools in schools and school libraries."
"In March 1930, an appellate court reversed Dennett’s conviction, setting a landmark precedent. It wasn’t the full victory Dennett had devoted much of her life to achieving, but it cracked the legal armor of censorship."
Sharon Spaulding, Smithsonian Magazine, https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/the-sex-education-pamphlet-that-sparked-a-landmark-censorship-case-180978754/