Resources on censorship and banned books

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Bern, A. (1996). Access to the internet in a central public library children's room. Journal of Youth Services in Libraries, 9, 253-262.

Curry, A. (1997). The limits of tolerance: Censorship and intellectual freedom in public libraries. Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press.
Curry, C. (1997, November 16). Banned books. The Tribune-Star.
Ericson, B. (1996, January). The censorship crisis. English Journal, 85 (1), 79-81.
Fine, S. (1996, January). How the mind of a censor works: The psychology of censorship. School Library Journal, 42 (1), 23-27.
Frederick, H.V. (1995, February 20). What’s known can’t be unknown: An interview with Chris Crutcher. Publishers Weekly, 242 (8), 183-184.
Fry, D. (1992, September 28). Banned books week focuses on censorship’s sorry chapters. The Seattle Times.
Hopkins, D.M. (1996, Summer). The library bill of right and the school library media program. Library Trends, 45 (1), 61-74.
Jones, P. (1992). Connecting young adults and libraries: A how-to-do-it manual. New York, NY: Neil-Schuman Publishers, Inc.
McCracken, N. (1994, Winter). Censorship matters: The censorship connection. The ALAN Review, 21 (2) 39-41.
Mazer, N. F. (1997, Winter). The censorship connection: Shhhh! The ALAN Review, 24 (2), 46-48.
Reid, S. & Sharon S. (1997, Winter). Ethical dilemmas in teaching problem novels: The psychological impact of troubling YA literature on adolescent readers in the classroom. The ALAN Review, 24 (2), 16-18.
Rossuck, J. (1997, February). Banned books: A study of censorship. English Journal, 86 (2), 67-70.
Staples, S.F. (1996, Winter). Why Johnny can’t read: Censorship in American libraries. The ALAN Review, 23 (2), 49-50.
Suhor, C. (1997, February). Censorship—When things get hazy. English Journal, 86 (2), 26-28.
Ulbrich, I. (1996). Don't read this! School Library Journal, 42 (1), 46.


Peacefire: Youth Alliance Against Internet Censorship-- This teen-run organization fights against censorship of youth on the Internet. Impressive site, and lots of good info and links.
Cyberliberties: Teens Affected by Online Censorship Speak Out-- Four teens share their stories.
Banned Books and Censorship-- Sponsored by Books A to Z, this site has lots of excellent links to information on who bans books and why.
Anti-Censorship Home Page-- This page by Charles Daney has tons of links to all kinds of anti-censorship sites—lots and lots of information—and quotes!
National Coalition Against Censorship-- on censorship, censorship definitions, censorship in education, case studies, electronic discussion groups on censorship and cyber-searches for censorship data.
Archive of [Censorship] Cases (sorted by date, location, medium, and grounds for censorship)
Free Expression Clearinghouse
Free Expression (American Booksellers Association)
Index on Censorship
Know Your Enemies (groups and individuals alleged to attack free expression and the arts)
Library Censorship Battles
Office for Intellectual Freedom
The American Library Association's Banned Books Week Website
Banned Books and Censorship: Information and Resources
Banned Books Online
Banned Books 1997: a Case of Misrepresentation
Controversial & Banned Books

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