The American Library Association condemns censorship and works to ensure free access to information. Their Office for Intellectual Freedom promotes awareness of challenges to library materials and celebrates freedom of speech during Banned Books Week. This year, Banned Books Week is 22-28 September.
Visit this interactive infographic to learn the difference between banned & challenged books, the reasons books are challenged, see how many banned books from the last decade you've read, and more.
View the 2012-2013 Shortlist of banned/challenged books.