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Children's Literature

Library Research Guide

The Office for Intellectual Freedom of the American Library Association

Banned Books Week

Books are often challenged or banned due to content deemed inappropriate for children and young adults. Sponsored by the American Library Association, Banned Books Week attempts to highlight frequently challenged or banned books. It also serves to support literature that expresses a variety of opinions, even those deemed unpopular. Learn more about this issue at ALA's challenged or banned books page.

challenges by year 1990 to 2010


challenges by reason 1990 to 2010

challenges by initiator 1990 to 2010

Source: Office for Intellectual Freedom, Number of Challenges By Year, Reason, Initiator & Institution (1990-2010), American Library Association. Web. 02 May 2013.