ALA Media Relations
ALA Media Relations
Ten Most Frequently Challenged Books of 2006 (PIO)
Graphs: Challenges by Initiator, Institution, Type, and Year
Most Challenged Books of 21st Century (2000–2005)
"Banned Books Week: Ahoy! Treasure Your Freedom to Read and Get Hooked on a Banned
Book," September 29 - October 6, 2007
First observed in 1982, Banned Books Week reminds Americans not to take this precious democratic freedom for granted. The event is sponsored by the American Booksellers Association, the American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression, the American Library Association (ALA), the Association of American Publishers, the American Society of Journalists and Authors and the National Association of College Stores. It is endorsed by the Library of Congress Center for the Book.
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Chicago "Read - Out" event
Other Banned Books Week events
In The News
Media Coverage - Google News
Judith Krug, Director of ALA's Office for Intellectual Freedom speaks with Chicago Tonight's Phil Ponce on Banned Books Week.
Judith Krug, director of ALA's Office for Intellectual Freedom, and McCormick Tribune Freedom Museum Resident Scholar Shawn Healy discuss Banned Books Week with CAN TV.
Harry Potter and the Censor's Flames [op ed]
The Harry Potter series ranks as the number one most challenged book series of the 21st Century (2000-2006). Now that the series has come to an end, will efforts to pull books deemed "controversial" from library shelves still be in the national spotlight?
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Out of the Loop
(broadcasting on the 100-watt card catalog WLUW 88.7-FM Chicago)
Mike Stephen tells Andy Hermann his FCC fantasy, they learn about Banned Books Week, they get the scoop on the film industry in Chicago, and then they revisit the Best of Chicago — for 2007.
Chris Crutcher, Seattle Public Library, January 23, 2007 (mp3)
Dealing with Challenges to Library Materials (mp3)
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ALA celebrates Banned Books Week in virtual world
Treasure your freedom to read, get hooked on a banned book
“And Tango Makes Three” tops ALA's 2006 list of most challenged books
New ALSC electronic publication helps children understand intellectual freedom issues
Banned Books Week Action Kit
Book Burning History
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Banned Books Week
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