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Banned or Challenged Books: Resources About Banned / Challenged Material

Banned Books Week highlights attempts to challenge and censor materials in libraries.

Streaming Films - Films on Demand

References

“Battle over the Books: Censorship in American Schools.” Films On Demand, Films Media Group, 1994, fod.infobase.com/PortalPlaylists.aspx?wID=98960&xtid=5197. Accessed 23 Sept. 2020.

“Smothered: The Censorship Struggles Of The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour.” Films On Demand, Films Media Group, 2002, fod.infobase.com/PortalPlaylists.aspx?wID=98960&xtid=114073. Accessed 23 Sept. 2020.

“The U.S. Should Adopt the ‘Right to Be Forgotten’ Online: A Debate.” Films On Demand, Films Media Group, 2015, fod.infobase.com/PortalPlaylists.aspx?wID=98960&xtid=94776. Accessed 23 Sept. 2020.

Banned Book Week YouTube Channel

Authors Discuss Challenged / Banned Books - YouTube

"Sherman Alexie on Book Banning and Censorship" (1:35) by Open Road Media.

Check out Alexie's book through the Merced College Library.

"On the Banning of Looking for Alaska" (3:18) by vlogbrothers

Check out Green's book through the Merced College Library.

Books

Articles

Recommended Databases

Recommended databases for researching book banning, censorship, etc.

Word cloud of reasons that books have been challenged

"Reasons for Challenges" created by Ellieintellectualfreedom; reasons gathered by American Library Association's Office of Intellectual Freedom.