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Resources on censorship and book banning in the United States

Banned Books & Censored Books

Book banning is the most widespread form of censorship in the USA. Banning occurs when individuals, organizations, or governmental agents and agencies remove or restrict books from libraries, schools, or store shelves. We have compiled this guide as a resource for those interested in learning more about book banning, censorship, and our rights and freedoms. 

Browse banned and challenged books in the UF Library Collections, click here. 

Banned Books Week

Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Banned Books Week was launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries. Typically held in early fall, it highlights the value of free and open access to information.

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