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This 2017 edition of the banned books resource guide, compiled by First Amendment advocate Robert P. Doyle, is packed with challenge entries, histories of core documents such as the Library Bill of Rights and First Amendment, infographics, timelines and explanations of legal cases.
By offering straightforward, easily accessible information, “Banned Books: Defending Our Freedom to Read” becomes an indispensable resource for educators and researchers. It presents a visual narrative of the current state of literary censorship in America, while encouraging readers to explore the past and advocate for the future.
Celebrated in the fall, Banned Books Week highlights the benefits of free and open access while drawing attention to the harms of censorship by spotlighting actual or attempted bannings of books across the United States. Use this resource to emphasize the importance of the First Amendment and the power of unrestricted reading.
For more information about banned and challenged books, visit ala.org/bbooks.
8.5” x 11”; 308 pages