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Banned Book Week: Banned Books

Celebrate Banned Book Week

The American Library Association promotes the freedom to choose or the freedom to express one's opinions even if that opinion might be considered unorthodox or unpopular, and stresses the importance of ensuring the availability of those viewpoints to all who wish to read them.


Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week draws national attention to the harms of censorship.



***Please visit the Library's display, Library North 1st Floor***

Recently Banned

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Top 10 Banned Book List by Year

Frequently Challenged Books



The ALA's Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) receives reports from

  • libraries
  • schools
  • the media

on attempts to ban books in communities across the country.


They compile lists of challenged books in order to inform the public about censorship efforts that affect libraries and schools.

Banned Classics

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Banned and Challenged Classics

John F. Kennedy Memorial Library
California State University, Los Angeles
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90032-8300