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Top : Reference : Libraries : Library and Information Science : Intellectual Freedom : Book Banning (15 web sites)
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ALA: Banned Books Week
Information and resources on this year's Banned Books Week, from the American Library Association. Includes an overview of the topic of banned and burned books, press kits, a list of the most frequently challenged books, and links.
http://www.ala.org/ala/issuesadvocacy/banned/bannedbooksweek/index.cfm

Banned Books On-Line
Special exhibit of books that have been the objects of censorship or censorship attempts.
http://digital.library.upenn.edu/books/banned-books.html

Banned Books Quiz
Test your knowledge of banned books with this quiz.
http://www.gotoquiz.com/banned_books_quiz

Banning Books from the Classroom: How To Handle Cries for Censorship
This informative article from education World is mainly aimed at teachers, but it is useful for anyone concerned with book banning and censorship in schools. Challenges to school materials are a common occurrence. How should such challenges be handled? How can they be avoided?
http://www.educationworld.com/a_curr/curr031.shtml

Censored
Directory of Web and print censorship resources with detailed descriptions of each link.
http://www.georgesuttle.com/censorship/

Censored: Wielding the Red Pen
This exhibition from the University of Virginia Libraries includes numerous cover images of censored books, plus thoughtful and informative commentary.
http://www2.lib.virginia.edu/exhibits/censored/

Censorship and Book Burning
Modest collection of sayings and viewpoints of book burning.
http://www.rjgeib.com/thoughts/burning/burning.html

Free Expression Policy Project
A think tank on artistic and intellectual freedom that provides empirical research and policy development on tough censorship issues.
http://www.fepproject.org/

Look Out, Harry Potter: Book Banning Heats Up
This article from Education World explores the issue of book banning with a special focus on the Rowling's Harry Potter books, and includes a set of resources for establishing procedures in school systems to handle challenges to popular books.
http://www.educationworld.com/a_admin/admin/admin157.shtml

Most Frequently Challenged Books in the US in the early 1990s
A list of the 50 most frequently challenged titles in schools and public libraries between 1990 and 1992, based on Herbert Foerstel's book, Banned in the U.S.A.
http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~spok/most-banned.html

Parents Against Bad Books In Schools
Information and resources for challenging controversial books in K-12 schools.
http://www.pabbis.com/

The Censorship Pages -- Information on Censorship of the Written Word
Articles and links on banned books and censorship. Many links are dead.
http://www.booksatoz.com/censorship/index.htm

United Students Against Book Banning
A collective of Canadian students fighting censorship.
http://www.angelfire.com/vt2/UnitedStudents/

What Johnny Can't Read: Censorship in American Libraries
Essay by Suzanne Fisher Staples on censorship in American school libraries.
http://scholar.lib.vt.edu/ejournals/ALAN/winter96/pubCONN.html