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Banned Literature

Research and information on censorship and banned literature

Banned Books Week

Every year in the fall, authors, publishers, and book-lovers alike come together to raise awareness of the process of book banning. Banned Books Week crosses many platforms - Twitter, YouTube, public readings and conferences - and reaches a broad audience in many countries, but the goal is the same: to inform people that banning books is a contemporary concern. Available here are some of the most popular resources from past and future Banned Books Week advocates.

Banned Books Week Blog

Banned Books Week Display

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Student Input

The books on the left from the top down are: The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie, Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, and Slaughter-house Five by Kurt Vonnegut.

The books on the right from the top down are: The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky, The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck, and The Tropic of Capricorn by Henry Miller.

Banned Books Week: 13 Authors Video

This video was taken from Open Road Media's channel. It was originally published on September 23rd, 2013.

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