Banned Books

banned books week

“Congress Shall Make No Law Respecting an Establishment of Religion, or Prohibiting the Free Exercise Thereof; or Abridging the Freedom of Speech, or of the Press; or the Right of the People Peaceably to Assemble, and To Petition the Government for a Redress of Grievances.”  -- First Amendment

For more information:

Challenges to Classics

Frequently Challenged Books

National Coalition Against Censorship -- Youth for Free Expression

American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression

PABBIS -- Parents Againist Bad Books in Schools

First Amendment Schools

Authors speak about censorship:

Voices Against Book Censorship 

Judy Blume

Chris Crutcher

John Green

Lois Lowry

Brent Hartinger

Toni Morrison

Stephen Chbosky

Alex Sanchez

Stories about book challenges:

Ender's Game

A Child Called It

Song of Solomon

The Most Dangerous Game

Running with Scissors

The Glass Castle

Speak

Persepolis

Slaughterhouse-Five