Book Bans and Challenges 2007-2011
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There are hundreds of challenges to books in schools and libraries in the United States every year. According to the American Library Association (ALA), there were at least 460 in 2009; the ALA estimates that 70 to 80 percent are never reported.
This map is drawn from cases documented by ALA and the Kids' Right to Read Project, a collaboration of the National Coalition Against Censorship and the American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression. Details are available in ALA's "Books Banned and Challenged 2007-2008," and "Books Banned and Challenged 2008-2009," and the "Kids' Right to Read Project Report."
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100 Banned Books: Censorship Histories of World Literature by Nicholas J. Karolides, Margaret Bald, and Dawn B. Sova
Alumni Library call number Z658.U5 K35 1999
Burning Books and Leveling Libraries: extremist violence and cultural destruction by Rebecca Knuth
Alumni Library call number Z659 .K57 2006
Burning Books by Haig Bosmajian
Alumni Library call number Z659 .B67 2006