It’s Banned Books Week. This week:

is an annual awareness campaign that celebrates the freedom to read, draws attention to banned and challenged books, and highlights persecuted individuals. The United States campaign “stresses the importance of ensuring the availability of those unorthodox or unpopular viewpoints to all who wish to read them” and the requirement to keep material publicly available so that people can develop their own conclusions and opinions. The international campaign notes individuals “persecuted because of the writings that they produce, circulate or read.”

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Here are my choices for The Best Resources For Banned Books Week (feel free to suggest more):

Here’s a great interactive infographic.

It’s Banned Books Week: Here are 5 Classic Books to Celebrate With is from TIME.

Here’s an infographic from the ACLU.

Here’s the official website of Banned Books Week.

The American Library Association has a list of frequently challenged books.

Too Graphic? 2014 Banned Books Week Celebrates Challenged Comics is from NPR.

19 Banned Books If They Were Made Appropriate is from BuzzFeed.

Banned Books That Shaped America

Banned Books By The Numbers (INFOGRAPHICS) is from The Huffington Post.

Censorship of books in US prisons and schools ‘widespread’ – report to UN is from The Guardian.

33 Must-Read Books To Celebrate Banned Books Week is from BuzzFeed.

Discrimination in Banned Books is a lesson plan from Teaching Tolerance.

In Banned Books Scavenger Hunt, The Prize Is Literary ‘Smut’ is from NPR.

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The most feared books of all time, by

How Banning Books Marginalizes Children is from The Atlantic.

The top 10 books Americans tried to ban last year is from Quartz.

Access a database of 70,000 books banned around the world going back to 1575 is from Quartz.

Older people and Republicans, threatening free speech is from The Washington Post.

Here’s an impressive interactive infographic on Banned Books.

Celebrating Banned Books Week Means Advocating for LGBTQ Texts appeared in Teaching Tolerance.