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Banned Books and Intellectual Freedom

Resources exploring the Freedom to Read, banned and challenged books, and intellectual freedom.

American Library Association 'Rebel Reader' logo.

"We, as individuals devoted to reading and as librarians ... responsible for disseminating ideas, wish to assert the public interest in the preservation of the freedom to read."

Excerpt, "The Freedom to Read Statement," American Library Association Office for Intellectual Freedom

Top Ten Challenged Books of 2016

ALA shines a light on censorship, celebrates the freedom to read, and reviews the top ten challenged books of 2016.

'Why are books challenged?' infographic from the American Library Association.

'Who challenges books?' infographic from the American Library Association.