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Banned Books: More on Censorship

Observing "Banned Books" Week and a Guide to Resources for Eng 85 and Eng 270

Books and Beyond

Books and Beyond: 729 Challenges. Here's the breakdown

Image courtesy of the American Library Association Office of Intellectual Freedom

Books and Beyond: The ALA's Office for Intellectual Freedom tracked 729 challenges in 2021: Here the breakdown: 82% books, graphic novels, and text books; 5% programs and meeting rooms; 4% displays, exhibits; 2% films; 7% Other (which includes filtering, access, databases, magazines, online resources, artwork, social media, music, pamphlets, student publications, reading lists.

Censorship by the Numbers.

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Censorship in Other Media

More Than Just Books Are Targeted

Banned Websites Awareness Day

September 21, 2022 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."

Background

Learn more from our Library resources

Banned Websites Awareness Day. Unlock the Internet. www.ala.org/aasl/bwad.

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