Field Report 2017: Banned and Challenged Books

Banned and Challenged Books, Office for Intellectual Freedom

This annual bibliography includes information on books and resources that are challenged, restricted, removed, or banned. ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom compiled sixteen pages filled with descriptions of public challenges and ways to defend the freedom to read.

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Compiled by speaker, author, and former Office for Intellectual Freedom director James LaRue, the Field Report describes public challenges to books, films, programs, meeting rooms, displays, and online resources that happened in 2017.

The Field Report is the perfect handout for those who may think book-banning is a thing of the past, and readers who want to stay informed of recent attempts to restrict their access to information.

Banned Books Week is an annual event that celebrates the freedom to read and draws attention to the harms of censorship. Learn more about Banned Books Week and censored books at ala.org/bbooks.

Field Report 2020

Field Report 2020 Banned and Challenged Books

Visit the ALA Store to purchase the most recent bibliography of banned and challenged books. The Field Report is filled with descriptions of public challenges and ways to defend the freedom to read.

digital version is also available. Sales support the American Library Association’s work in defending and promoting the right to access information.