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Banned Books Week 2021: VIDEOS & WEBSITES

Banned Books Week - Celebrate the freedom to read!

American Library Association

About Banned and Challenged Booksamerican library association emblem

A challenge is an attempt to remove or restrict materials, based upon the objections of a person or group.


A banning is the removal of those materials. Challenges do not simply involve a person expressing a point of view; rather, they are an attempt to remove material from the curriculum or library, thereby restricting the access of others.


Due to the commitment of librarians, teachers, parents, students and other concerned citizens, most challenges are unsuccessful and most materials are retained in the school curriculum or library collection. 

Learn more about the State of America's Libraries: Issues & Trends 2020

"The Bane of Banned Books" by Bill Moyers [video 3:12]

Films on Demand - Streaming Videos

The 100 Most Frequently Banned Books 1990-2000 [video 1:03]

Top Ten Most Challenged Books of 2020 [1:35 min]

Banned Books Week Online

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2010 Banned Books display from Fredricksen Library, Camp Hill, PA.

Judy Blume for Banned Books [2:09]

Honolulu Community College Library
874 Dillingham Boulevard, Honolulu, HI 96817
Email: honcclib@hawaii.edu Web: http://honolulu.hawaii.edu/library