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 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.

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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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.

Book Ban Efforts Spread Across the U.S. is from The NY Times.

Meet the moms of color from Texas fighting book bans at their kids’ schools is from NBC News.

My Young Mind Was Disturbed by a Book. It Changed My Life. appeared in The NY Times.

Current weather: A blizzard of snowflakes in the red states is from The Washington Post.

Book bans are back in style is from Axios.

Books are being banned from school libraries. Here’s what that does to students. is from USA Today.

Why book banning is back is from Vox.

This wave of book bans is different from earlier ones is from The Washington Post.

In Tennessee, the ‘Maus’ Controversy Is the Least of Our Worries is from The NY Times.

How the new banned books panic fits into America’s history of school censorship is from Vox.

‘Unparalleled in intensity’ – 1,500 book bans in US school districts. is from The Guardian.

In a record year for book ban attempts, ALA says these 10 books were challenged most is from NPR.

Book Banning Efforts Surged in 2021. These Titles Were the Most Targeted. is from The NY Times.

Infographic: More Than 700 Books Banned in Texas | Statista You will find more infographics at Statista

Infographic: Book Challenges On LGBT+ Topics Soar in the U.S. | Statista You will find more infographics at Statista

Developing Digital Detectives: Rethinking Banned Books Week is from The School Library Connection.

Banned Books, Censored Topics: Teaching About the Battle Over What Students Should Learn is from The NY Times Learning Network.

How book bans are affecting schools and libraries is from The Week.


A Fast-Growing Network of Conservative Groups Is Fueling a Surge in Book Bans is from The NY Times.

A Framework for Resisting Book Bans is by Daniel Liou and Kelly Deits Cutler.

Book Bans Rising Rapidly in the U.S., Free Speech Groups Find is from The NY Times.

A Georgia school district’s book bans may have caused a hostile environment, feds say is from NPR.

This Summer, I Became the Book-Banning Monster of Iowa is from The NY Times.

There have been attempts to censor more than 1,900 library book titles so far in 2023 is from NPR.

The post-2020 surge in calls for banning books, visualized is from The Washington Post.