Banned Books Week: Celebrating the Freedom to Read

Banned Books Week. The official website for the national celebration, which originated in 1982.

American Library Association: Banned Books Week. Resources for Banned Books Week, a calendar of events, and frequently challenged books.

Books about Censorship

Boyer, Paul S. Purity in Print: Book Censorship in America from the Gilded Age to the Computer Age. 2nd ed. Madison, Wisconsin: The University of Wisconsin Press, 2002.

Haight, Anne Lyon. Banned Books: 387 B.C. to 1978 A.D. New York: R.R. Bowker, 1978.

The Banned Books series published by Fact on File, 2006.

  • Bald, Margaret. Literature Suppressed on Religious Grounds.
  • Karolides, Nicholas J. Literature Suppressed on Political Grounds.
  • Sova, Dawn B. Literature Suppressed on Sexual Grounds.
  • Sova, Dawn B. Literature Suppressed on Social Grounds.

Other Online Exhibits

Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas: He who destroyes a good Booke, kills reason it self -- an exhibition of books which have survived Fire, the Sword and the Censors

Humanities-Interactive: Bonfire of the Liberties: Censorship of the Humanities

University of Pennsylvania Libraries: The Online Books Page presents Banned Books Online