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During Banned Books Week, inspire readers to spotlight censorship and explore the freedom to read with these materials. 

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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.

Banned Books Week 2023

When we ban books, we’re closing readers off to people, places, and perspectives. But when we stand up for stories, we unleash the power that lies inside every book. We liberate the array of voices that need to be heard and the scenes that need to be seen. Let Freedom Read!

Image of a poster with the 2022 Banned Books Week theme. Poster shows colorful birds flying over a pile of open books and caged birds. Text reads: "Books Unite Us. Censorship Divides Us." ALA logo and URL are at the bottom.

Let Freedom Read Poster

Use this liberating poster to stimulate discussions and bring readers together to support the freedom to read.

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2022 Banned Books Week Field Report

The 2022 Field Report contains descriptions of the 20 most frequently challenged titles from 2022, including Gender Queer by Maia Kobabe, All Boys Aren’t Blue by George M. Johnson, and The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison. The Field Report also includes a list of the Top 13 Most Challenged Books of 2022. Challenges to library materials occurred at an unprecedented rate in 2022 and children’s and YA books pertaining to race, gender, and sexual identity remained the titles most targeted by censorship efforts.

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Image of two bookmarks side by side with the 2022 Banned Books Week theme

Raise awareness about recent censorship attempts and the importance of the freedom to read with these bookmarks. Works especially well to mark your spot in a banned book!

Let Freedom Read bookmark

Let Freedom Read multilingual bookmark

Top 13 Most Challenged Books of 2022 bookmark

Image of two stickers side by side with text that reads 'I read banned books."
Stickers & Buttons

Reading banned books benefits our empathy, our worldview, and our democracy. Use these colorful stickers to show your support for the freedom to read and banned books!

Let Freedom Read stickers

Let Freedom Read buttons

I Read Banned Books Rainbow stickers

I Read Banned Books Purple and White stickers

Image of a stack of bracelets in various colors with text that reads "BOOKS UNITE US. CENSORSHIP DIVIDES US. READ A BANNED BOOK."

Make a powerful statement with these silicone bracelets! Each variety comes in a package of fifteen bracelets, three each of five colors. Let Freedom Read: orange, pink, yellow, blue, red. Books Unite Us: green, orange, navy, plum, coral.

Let Freedom Read bracelets

Books Unite Us bracelets

Image of various swag items with the 2022 Banned Books Week theme, including a t-shirt, tote bag, and colorful magnet.

Don't forget your swag.

Let Freedom Read with an array of Banned Books Week 2023 apparel, tote bags, magnets, and more, all available through the ALA Graphics Store!

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Help promote our intellectual freedom collection. All purchases help fund ALA's efforts to fight censorship in libraries.