Banned and Challenged Book Resources October 2014

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Banned and Challenged Book Resources
October 2014

Prepared for Ms. Fennessy


Banned Books
First Amendment
Free Speech

Highly recommended databases, for this project, include the following:

Ebscohost Web


Proquest SIRS


Selected Websites:
ALA: Banned Books Week
ALA: Office of Intellectual Freedom
ALA: The Most Frequently Challenged Books

Lists books by year, decade, etc.

Censored: Wielding the Red Pen

Restriction of free thought and free speech is the most dangerous of all subversions. It is the one un-American act that could most easily defeat us.”

Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas

Beacon for Freedom of Expression
An international bibliographical database about censorship and freedom of expression
Banned Books Online : The University of Pennsylvania
Banned Books
The File Room

The Freedom Forum

Newseum: The Interactive Museum of News

First Amendment Center Online

Challenged and Banned Books

The Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Speech

Notes on Book Banning: The Dirty Thirty

The Most Frequently Banned Books in the 1990’s

LII Supreme Court Collection: Historic decisions by Topic
Open links on censorship; first amendment, etc.

Notable First Amendment Court Cases

List of Banned Books By Governments

Banning Books from the Classroom: How to Handle Cries for Censorship

The Free Expression Policy Project: Book Censorship in America Today

“Books won't stay banned. They won't burn. Ideas won't go to jail. In the long run of history, the censor and the inquisitor have always lost. The only sure weapon against bad ideas is better ideas.”

Alfred Whitney Griswold,Essays on Education

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