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Recommended Books About Banned Books
First Amendment - U.S. Courts
United States Courts provides a description of the First Amendment and a list of related cases.
Banned and Challenged Books - ALA
The American Library Association provides information on banned and challenged books, including lists of banned and challenged books, details about Banned Books Week, and support for intellectual freedom.
Banned Books - ACLU
The American Civil Liberties Union has engaged in many attempts to suppress book bans.
Banned Books Week
Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community — librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types — in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.
Freedom to Read Statement - ALA
The American Library Association's "Freedom to Read Statement."
Office for Intellectual Freedom - ALA
The Office for Intellectual Freedom is charged with implementing American Library Association policies concerning the concept of intellectual freedom as embodied in the Library Bill of Rights, the Association’s basic policy on free access to libraries and library materials.
Recommended Research Databases
These databases are helpful to find additional pieces of literature as well as research on banned books.
Academic Search Complete
Scholarly journals, professional journals, reports and magazines in the social sciences, the humanities, and general sciences.
Education Research Complete
Scholarly and professional journals on teaching and learning in early childhood, K-12 and higher education, educational leadership and education policy.
Background information from general and subject encyclopedias.