May 18, 2022

30th Annual Banned Books Week Underway: Resources and Videos

Here’s a selection of reference resources from the ALA Office of Intellectual Freedom, AAP, and others.

Official Web Site:

+ Resource Links

+ Banned and Challenged Comics

From ALA

+ 30th Anniversary Timeline (Tracing the History of Banned Books Week)

+ Top 10 Most Frequently Challenged Books of 2011

+ Most frequently challenged authors of the 21st century

+ The Most Frequently Challenged Books of 1990 to 1999

Most frequently challenged authors of color

+ Charts: Number of Challenges by Year, Reason, Initiator & Institution (1990 – 2010)

+ Banned and/or Challenged Books from the Radcliffe Publishing Course Top 100 Novels of the 20th Century

+ Notable First Amendment Court Cases

+ (New) 50 State Salute Videos

+ Banned Books Week YouTube Channel

From American Association for School Libraries

Banned Websites Awareness Day (October 3rd)

From Association of American Publishers

+ Banned Books Week-Resources from Publishers

From the American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression

+ Banned Books Week Handbook

From the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund

+ Banned Books Week Overview and Links

From ACLU of Texas

+ 16th Annual Banned Books Report (PDF)
Older editions of the report available here.

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