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Banned Books Week is an annual event that highlights the benefits of unrestricted reading and draws attention to censorship attempts. Raise awareness about the freedom to read during Banned Books Week — and every other day of the year — with these bold products. Sales support the American Library Association's work in defending and promoting the right to access information. Find more products in the ALA Store. 


Censorship is a Dead End. Find Your Freedom to Read.Find Your Freedom to Read Poster

The journey toward the freedom to read is never straightforward, and censorship creates obstacles along the path. This year’s theme Banned Books Week theme inspires readers to defeat these barriers and find information, stories, and awareness at the end of the maze!

The path toward access to information starts at the library. Encourage your library users to discover what’s around the next corner with this new poster. A digital version is also available. 

22" x 34"






Censorship is a Dead End. Find Your Freedom to Read.Find Your Freedom to Read Bookmark

These aMAZEing bookmarks not only take a stand against censorship, but they also offer a fun activity for readers. Encourage readers to find their path toward the freedom to read by completing the maze at the top of the bookmark and visiting the link at the bottom for more information.

2" x 6", 100/pack







Top 10 Most Challenged Books of 2019Most Challenged Books of 2019 Bookmark

Spotlight recent censorship attempts with this bookmark that list the Top 10 Most Challenged Books of 2019 and the reasons why they were challenged.

Compiled every year by the ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom, the Top 10 list reveals a snapshot of censorship attempts around the country.

2" x 6", 100/pack






Field Report 2019: Banned & Challenged BooksField Report 2019 50 Pack

With 4 more pages than the previous edition, this expanded Field Report is filled with descriptions of public challenges and ways to defend the freedom to read.

Compiled by speaker, author, and former Office for Intellectual Freedom director James LaRue, the Field Report describes public challenges to books, films, programs, meeting rooms, displays, and online resources that happened in 2019.

The Field Report is the perfect handout for those who may think book-banning is a thing of the past, and readers who want to stay informed of recent attempts to restrict their access to information. A digital version is also available.

20 pages, 50/pack



Find Your Freedom to Read long-sleeved, bright blue t-shirtFind Your Freedom to Read Tees

Show the world you’re ready to defeat the barriers of censorship and find your path to the freedom to read! Find the full line of "Find Your Freedom to Read" tees on the ALA Graphics Gift Shop

Men's long sleeve T-shirt, sizes X-3XL, $22.99





Censored Books and Authors poster, Field Report, Censorship is a Dead End poster, Top 10 Most Challenged Books bookmark, Find Your Freedom to Read bookmarkFind Your Freedom to Read Set

Save 15% on individual products when you purchase this set. 

Set includes:

(1) Find Your Freedom to Read Poster

(1) Censored Books and Authors Poster

(1) Find Your Freedom to Read Bookmark pack

(1) Most Challenged Books of 2019 Bookmark pack

(1) Field Report 2019 50 Pack



Free Your Mind Banned Book BraceletsFree Your Mind Banned Book Bracelets

Inspire readers to explore new perspectives through the library’s collection. Each of these colorful bracelets are debossed with the phrase “Free Your Mind. Read a Banned Book.” 

15/pack; 5 colors, 3 of each color







Censored Books and Authors posterCensored Books and Authors Poster

Who is the most challenged author? How is our freedom to read guaranteed by the First Amendment? What can readers do when there’s a challenge at their library?

This informational poster answers frequently asked questions about banned books in an easy-to-read format and covers a range of topics including banned authors, censorship trends, and intellectual freedom definitions.

13" x 38"





Make Orwell Fiction Again toteMake Orwell Fiction Again Tote

Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell is set in a dystopian society where independent thought is a crime, history is rewritten, and surveillance is omnipresent. Did you know that the classic novel has also been threatened with censorship? Draw attention to privacy and censorship concerns with this “eye-catching” bag — the perfect size to carry around your banned and challenged titles. Find privacy and intellectual freedom resources at 

12 oz., 100% cotton canvas tote, 24" navy handles; 15" W x 16" H x 4" D




Make Orwell Fiction Again T-shirtMake Orwell Fiction Again Men's T-Shirt

Find even more "Make Orwell Fiction Again" products on the ALA Graphics Gift Shop

Fruit of the Loom, 100% pre-shrunk cotton, sizes S - 6XL






I Read Banned Books sticker roll



I Read Banned Books Sticker Roll

Do you read banned books? With a speckled background and bold lettering, these classic stickers are a great giveaway in classrooms or at programs, and a vivid reminder to continue reading books that challenge us. 

100/roll, $10






Read Banned Books mugs with redacted text

Discover What You're Missing Mug

Pour hot liquid in and the redactions disappear!

11 oz., $15



Censorship Leaves Us in the Dark/Read a Banned Book button

Glow-in-the-Dark Buttons

Censorship leaves us in the dark, but reading banned books sparks a light. Spotlight censorship with these glow-in-the-dark buttons, which state "Censorship Leaves Us in the Dark. Read a Banned Book." To learn more about banned and challenged books and ways to defend the freedom to read, the back of the button includes a link to

6/pack ($9), 12/pack ($17), 18/pack ($23)







Book cover with title "Banned Books: Defending Our Freedom to Read"

Resource Guide - Banned Books: Defending Our Freedom to Read

Compiled by First Amendment advocate Robert P. Doyle, this banned books resource guide is packed with challenge entries, histories of core documents such as the Library Bill of Rights and First Amendment, infographics, timelines and explanations of legal cases. By offering straightforward, easily accessible information, “Banned Books: Defending Our Freedom to Read” becomes an indispensable resource for educators and researchers. It presents a visual narrative of the current state of literary censorship in America, while encouraging readers to explore the past and advocate for the future.


308 pages, softcover, $15





Bookmark with words crossed off, only showing the phrase "Discover What You're Missing."

Discover What You're Missing Bookmark

Celebrate the freedom to read in your school, bookstore, or library during Banned Books Week with this bookmark that encourage you to “discover what you're missing.”

100 bookmarks/pack, 2" x 6", $5









I Read Banned Books Bumper Sticker

I Read Banned Books Bumper Sticker

Reading banned books benefits our empathy, our worldview, and our democracy. Make a powerful statement about your freedom to read with this colorful vinyl sticker.

6" x 4", $4




Read banned book T-shirt with crossed-off text

SALE! Banned Book T-shirts on the ALA Store

Proudly wear your support for First Amendment rights. All banned book T-shirts on the ALA Store are now just $7!

Variety of sizes, $7








Light blue figure holding open book and raising fist in air against a navy background. Title of poster "Words have power. Read a banned book."

Words Have Power Poster

Highlight the First Amendment and affirm that your words have the power to stop censorship by hanging up this eye-catching poster in your library, home or office. 

22" x 34", $16









I Read Banned Books T-ShirtWords Have Power Women's T-Shirt

Find even more "Words Have Power" products on the ALA Graphics Gift Shop. 

Fruit of the Loom, 100% pre-shrunk cotton, sizes S - 6XL







Read-stricted bookmarks with "Warning: Banning book Restricts Our Freedom to Read"

SALE! Read-Stricted Bookmarks

Use these double-sided bookmarks to help emphasize the importance of the First Amendment and the power of unrestricted literature.

100 bookmarks/pack, double-sided, 2" x 6", $5