Of the 416 books banned or challenged in 2017, here are the Top 10 Most Challenged. The annual list is compiled by the American Library Association's Office for Intellectual Freedom, which documents censorship incidents in libraries and schools. Learn more about censorship trends in the 2018 State of America's Libraries Report: ala.org/news/state-americas-libraries-report-2018.
Banning books silences stories and discussions. Raise your megaphone and speak out for banned books! Learn more at ala.org/bbooks.
Your words have power. Stand up to censorship and declare your literary freedoms by reading from a banned book or discussing censorship issues on camera.
Since the inception of Banned Books Week in 1982, libraries and bookstores throughout the country have staged local read-outs, continuous readings of banned and challenged books. Banned authors such as Judy Blume, Stephen Chbosky and Chris Crutcher have participated. Readers can join the action by posting a video of themselves reading from a banned book or talking about censorship.