We're celebrating Banned Books Week in the library. This is a great chance to look at issues of censorship and intellectual freedom. Come see our display and check out a banned or challenged book to read. Explore more:
- Recent polls indicate that High School Students Show Increased Concern Over First Amendment Rights.
- This article: Bible-pushing Christians open the door for Satanic activity books in Florida schools makes an interesting starting point for a discussion of the separation of church and state.
- The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund takes first amendment cases related to comic and graphic novels.
- Amnesty International Censorship and Free Speech reports on cases of censorship around the world.
The top 10 most frequently challenged books in 2013 in the U.S.
(from challenges reported to the ALA office of intellectual freedom)
Catherine & Lisa