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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 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. 

 

Books Unite Us. Censorship Divides Us.Books Unite Us Poster

Books unite us. Sharing stories important to us means sharing a part of ourselves. Books reach across boundaries and build connections between readers. Censorship, on the other hand, divides us and creates barriers.

This year’s Banned Books Week theme draws attention to the benefits of unrestricted reading and the harms of censorship. Ignite discussions about the power of stories by displaying this poster in your library, school, or office.  A 22" x 34" digital poster file package with logos and spot art is also available. 

24" x 36"

$16

 

 

 

 

Books Unite Us. Censorship Divides Us.Books Unite Us Bookmark

Banned Books Week is an annual event that celebrates the freedom to read and draws attention to the harms of censorship. Draw attention to the benefits of unrestricted reading, and the harmful effects of censorship, with these bold bookmarks. A bookmark digital file is also available.

2" x 6", 100/pack

$10

 

 

 

 

Books Unite Us purple T-shirt

Books Unite Us T-Shirt

Bring readers together in shared support for the freedom to read with tanks and tees! Find the full line of "Books Unite Us" tees on the ALA Graphics Gift Shop

Sizes S-2XL, $18.99

 

 

 

 

Field Report 2020: Banned & Challenged BooksField Report 2020 50-Pack

The Field Report of Banned and Challenged Books compiles descriptions of public challenges to books, programs, displays, and other materials in libraries and schools.

Compiled by speaker, author, and former Office for Intellectual Freedom director James LaRue, this year’s Field Report includes more than 50 descriptions of challenges that took place in 2020. Challenged titles include Ready Player One, All American Boys, Lily and Dunkin, and I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. The Field Report also includes a list of the Top 10 Most Challenged Books of 2020.

This annual 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 for printing your own copies is also available.

16 pages, 50/pack $35

 

 

Books Unite Us white water bottle with logo

Books Unite Us Water Bottle

Stay hydrated while reading your favorite banned book with this "Books Unite Us. Censorship Divides Us" stainless steel and plastic water bottle!

$19.99

 

 

 

 

Books Unite Us gray tank topBooks Unite Us Tank Top

Make a powerful statement about the power of unrestricted reading with this "Books Unite Us. Censorship Divides Us." tank top. See the full line of "Books Unite Us" tees on the ALA Graphics Gift Shop

Sizes S-3XL, $21.99

 

 

 

 

Books Unite Us black T-shirt with logo

Books Unite Us T-Shirt

Bring readers together in shared support for the freedom to read with tanks and tees! See the full line of "Books Unite Us" tees on the ALA Graphics Gift Shop

Sizes S-6XL, $18.99

 

 

 

 

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

$13

 

 

 

 

 

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"

$18

 

 

 

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.

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

$16

 

 

 

I Read Banned Books face maskI Read Banned Books Face Mask

Find even more banned book face masks on the ALA Graphics Gift Shop

$15.99

 

 

 

 

 

Make Orwell Fiction Again T-shirtMake Orwell Fiction Again Face Mask

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

$15.99

 

 

 

 

 

Make Orwell Fiction Again T-shirtMake Orwell Fiction Again 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

$18.99

 

 

 

 

 

Read Banned Books mugs with redacted text

Discover What You're Missing Mug

Pour hot liquid in and the redactions disappear!

11 oz., $15

 

Make Orwell Fiction Again MugMake Orwell Fiction Again Panoramic Mug

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

$15.99

 

 

 

 

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 ala.org/bbooks.

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

I Read Banned Books T-ShirtWords Have Power 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

$18.99