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Middle School Library: Banned Books Week 2023-24 All Year Long

Celebrate Banned Books Week 2022

What are Banned Books?

A challenged book is one that someone attempted to remove or restrict from a library collection. 

A banned book is one that has been removed from a collection. 

Challenges attempt to restrict others from accessing books. Challenging a book is a threat to other people's freedom of speech and choice. 

Banned/Challenged Books in the Library Collection

Catlin Gabel's libraries have various books that have been banned or challenged in other places across the country over the years. Below are a few from the Middle School Library that have been challenged, along with the reasons they were considered inappropriate. 

Top 10 Challenged Books 2022

Mapping Challenges to the Freedom to Read

Banned Books Week Resources

MS Librarian

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Dan Woytek
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